On the documentary side, there was an obvious dichotomy between pieces that focused on informing and those that concentrated more on making the viewer feel. Collisions was one of the more informative pieces. Directed by Lynette Wallworth, this piece is notable as it is the first project to come out of the Sundance Institute New Frontier & Jaunt VR Residency Program. The experience itself is a mixture of imagery and narration that takes the viewer to the deep Australian outback where an indigenous elder explains the experience of witnessing the atomic weapon testing that took place there in the 1960s. The visuals are stunning, especially the drone footage that was developed specifically for this piece. Expect big things to come from Wallworth and future Sundance/Jaunt fellows as they continue to experiment with documentary storytelling.

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