Changing Same is an immersive, room-scale virtual reality experience where the participant travels through time and space to witness the connected historical experiences of racial terror in America. It’s a respectful, haunting, story infused with magical realism and afrofuturism about the uninterrupted cycle of white racial oppression throughout history.
Changing Same is an immersive, room-scale virtual reality experience where the participant travels through time and space to witness the connected historical experiences of racial terror in America. It’s a respectful, haunting, story infused with magical realism and afrofuturism about the uninterrupted cycle of the history of white racial oppression—past and present.
Changing Same seeks to confront the U.S.’s history of lynching and examine how the U.S.’s legacy of racial violence continues to influence contemporary issues such as mass incarceration, crime, and justice. Changing Same uses time-travel and magical realism to enable participants to experience the evolution of racial violence in the US and make connections between the past and present, as well as contemplate how our history of racism continues to have a lasting effect on human conditions in the US today. At the end of the experience, participants travel to an Afrofuturist world to imagine a more equitable future for all, one that is attentive and accountable to the violence of the past.
Changing Same explores the critical role that our history plays in forming a deeper and more meaningful understanding of our present, and the social and cultural conditions that continue to shape us as a nation.
The lives of all Americans have been profoundly shaped by the legacy of slavery, the era of racial terror that continued from the end of Reconstruction until World War II, the era of Jim Crow and racial apartheid that produced the civil rights movement, and has now transformed into the era of mass incarceration. Too often we have appropriately celebrated black achievement and triumph in the face of these obstacles without exploring the very difficult reality of racial inequality and subordination. A deeper understanding of this history is necessary for us to substantively move forward as a nation and achieve the real truth and reconciliation that overcoming historic injustice requires. Reclaiming a denied historical narrative through powerful storytelling coupled with new interactive technologies presents an unprecedented opportunity to reach and transform large audiences, starting with those most directly affected by racial terror in America.
Rada Film Group
The Rada Film Group is a media production company committed to creating compelling visual stories by, about and for communities of color that provoke thought and dialogue about our complex multicultural world and amplify voices and perspectives often neglected in dominant culture spaces. Keeping the art of storytelling and cinematic language front and center, Rada Film Group has created narrative films, documentaries and interactive media that challenge and inspire audiences across the world to think critically about their own place and roles in society.
Scatter is pioneering an exciting new genre of immersive media called volumetric filmmaking. We combine the interactivity of game engine virtual reality with the craft and sensibility of filmmaking.Our award-winning virtual reality projects feature real people and their stories, three-dimensionally captured in-side of interactive virtual reality experiences.With a growing library, Scatter is currently the leader in original content for this exciting new medium.
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