The 4 stories below explore real issues and challenges faced by communities across the globe through the lens of one person’s life. If you have visited, or plan to visit, one of the Insight 360 Video Experience installments, click here to find more information about the experience and the stories.
Clouds Over Sidra
Directors: Gabo Arora, Barry Pousman, Chris Milk
Producers: Samantha Storr, Patrick Milling Smith,
Producing Organizations: United Nations, Vrse
Clouds Over Sidra tells the story of Sidra, a 12 year old girl from Syria who lives in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. The video explores her life experiences: her attendance at school, the food she eats, how her family lives, her perspective of men and other children, her perspective of the camp she lives in, and her desire to return home.
To learn more about Sidra’s story, find the video information sheet here.
The workshop links themes such as education, refugee experiences, gender dynamics, and stereotypes. The workshop also provides students with the opportunity to engage with Sustainable Development Goal #5 (Gender Equality).
Growing a World Wonder
Director: Richard Nockles
Producer: Mitch Turnbull
Producing Organization: Great Green Wall
Growing a World Wonder captures the story of the Great Green Wall. The story follows Binta, a young Senegalese girl, as she and her family tend to their section of the Wall. The viewer gets to explore the challenges Binta and her family face and discover how the project is already transforming their lives for the better. Growing a World Wonder shows the global scale of this project and its potential to provide food and jobs.
To learn more about Binta’s story, find the video information sheet here.
This workshop’s activities build an understanding of conservation agriculture, desertification, and the effects that desertification can have on local and global climate. The activities showcase the potential of community-wide action and their capacity to create lasting change. Finally, the workshop provides students with an opportunity to engage with Sustainable Development Goals #13 (Climate Action), #15 (Life on Land), #2 (Zero Hunger), and #5 (Gender Equality).
Samuel's Fair Trade Journey
Director and Producer: Marie Mainz, Travis Lacy
Producing Organizations: Fairtrade Denmark, Peter Larsen Kaffe
Samuel’s Fair Trade Journey introduces the life of Samuel Maina, a Fairtrade coffee farmer in the Kangema district of Kenya. The video reveals the work of coffee farmers like Samuel, showcases the support farmers receive from Fairtrade, and explores the ways in which farmers navigate agricultural challenges such as climate change.
To learn more about Samuel’s story, find the video information sheet here.
The workshop will revolve around Sustainable Development Goal #12 (Responsible Consumption) and provides students with a better understanding of Fairtrade, sustainable farming. The workshop also provides students with an opportunity to engage with Sustainable Development Goal #5 (Gender Equality).
Two Drops of Patience
Director and Producer: Bruce Sinclair, Alora May
Producing Organizations: Rotary VR, Idea Studio
Two Drops of Patience revolves around the work of Patience Asiimwe and her accompanying Polio Vaccination Team in a remote village in North Eastern Uganda. Together, the team of doctors, nurses, and trainees work towards the Global Polio Eradication initiative founded by Rotary International over 35 years ago. The viewer gets an inside look at the daily life of one of many dedicated Rotarians across the globe committed to eradicating the threat of polio forever.
To learn more about Patience’s story, find the video information sheet here.
The workshop revolves around Sustainable Development Goal #3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) and provides students with a better understanding of remote healthcare aid and the work of Rotary International.
Acknowledging the various themes presented in 360° videos being shown, the InSight team asks that teachers view the videos beforehand to ensure that they are best equipped to navigate any triggers and sensitivities within student populations.
InSight also recognizes that gender is a spectrum. In the documentaries, the terms “boys and girls” may be used, but it should be noted that many students do not conform to this binary. InSight welcomes and supports students of all gender identities.
Due to the nature of this experience, some participants may undergo minor disorientation or discomfort. Flashing lights and repeated patterns
may not be suited for those with photosensitive epilepsy. Discretion is advised.
The 360° surround video and sound is a high sensory experience that may not be suitable for all viewers. Specifically, the following may be of concern: