Having migrated at an early age from Uganda, ShaNon believes in the plurality of origins and sees in her heritage so much more than an ‘Afropean’ cultural background.
Virtual (Black) Reality is a narrative VR series filmed in 180° and was conceived as part of the YouTube Creators Lab in London in 2018, where emerging European and Middle Eastern filmmakers were given the opportunity to work in this special format. Acclaimed director Baff Akoto (Leave the Edge, LFF 2020) states: “Our project is about being in intimate spaces that don’t usually get a lot of airtime and certainly not in VR or 180. We want to talk about spaces and communities that are part of my everyday but I don’t necessarily see represented.” Comprising the Afropean experience, they follow the stories of 4 very different individuals (Bella, Babs, Kwesi, ShaNon), unified by their origins and cultural backgrounds.
Virtual (Black) Reality: Volume 2
Duration: 14 minutes
Produced & Directed by Baff Akoto
Executive Producer: L-A Appiah
Editor/Post-Production: Jonathan Cronin
Cinematographer: Fola Abatan
Sound Design & Mix: Anna Bertmark
Production Co-ordinators: Awra Tewolde-Berhan and Qila Gill
V(B)R is a Recurring Dreams production