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May 11, 2018 8:03 am

Share your immigrant story with PhillyCAM in virtual reality

The public access station is inviting both newcomers to America and descendants of immigrants to participate in "Immigration in Full Frame," a national documentary project.

Young people using the green screen studio at PhillyCAM.

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Philadelphia is home to about 200,000 foreign-born residents, each of whom has their own story to share.

PhillyCAM is seeking immigrants in the Philadelphia area to partake in “Immigration in Full Frame,” a national documentary project retelling the stories of immigrants — both newcomers and those whose descendants migrated as long ago as 1620. The interviews will be filmed in virtual reality.

As described by PhillyCAM in a press release, the goals of the documentary project are to:

  • Demonstrate the broad diversity and beauty of American immigration
  • Re-imagine how we, as a society, share stories of migration
  • Outline a visual narrative of where and how Americans came together

“PhillyCAM and Brookline Interactive Group want to use this project as a way to go beyond headlines to create intimate portraits of those most affected by the current administration’s position on immigration; from the story  of a single dreamer facing possible deportation to a migration story that spans three generations,” said PhillyCAM ED Gretjen Clausing.

Interviews will be filmed at PhillyCAM on Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Register to share your story

Psst, we at Generocity have been discussing augmented and virtual reality as a new digital engagement strategy for nonprofits during our ongoing Tech In The Commons event series.


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