During the Sundance Film Festival last month Jaunt and RYOT debuted Bashir’s Dream as part of a continued collaborative effort between the two companies. Today they’ve now launched the 360-degree film via Jaunt’s VR app.
Bashir’s Dream tells the story of Qusai Bashir Masaama, a 14-year-old Syrian refugee living in Jordan who was shot in the back by a sniper while walking to buy a candy bar. Using a combination of live action and animation from Director Angel Manuel Soto and Designer and Animator Fernando Rodriguez, the film was shot entirely in Jordan. Masaama narrates throughout talking about his dreams of playing basketball and traveling abroad for better care and education.
Alongside the release of Bashir’s Dream, 11 other experiences have been uploaded to RYOT World within the Jaunt app. These include The State of Standing Rock, a first-person glimpse into the acts of violence the water protectors at Standing Rock are subject to on a daily basis as they peacefully demonstrate to protect the natural resources of 18 million Americans, and Mongolia: The Ancient Art of Eagle Hunting, a look at the ancient tradition of hunting with eagles that continues to pass from generation to generation.
The Jaunt app for iOS, Android, Samsung Gear VR, PlayStation VR, Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and major desktop browsers is free to download and start watching.
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