Collisions is a virtual reality journey to the land of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian desert. Nyarriâ€™s first contact with Western culture came in the 1950â€™s via a dramatic collision between his traditional world view and the cutting edge of Western science and technology. 65 years later Wallworth carried cutting edge video technology into the desert so Mr. Morgan could share his story. Reflecting on the event, in this most magical of immersive experiences, Nyarri offers to viewers his experience of the impact of destructive technology and the Martu perspective on caring for the planet for future generations. Through the use of the worldâ€™s most immersive technology in combination with artist Lynette Wallworthâ€™s world-class storytelling, the audience of Collisions is invited to experience an understanding of long term decision making via one of the worldâ€™s oldest cultures.
Collisions premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and the 2016 World Economic Forum, Davos, and was awarded an Emmy Award for â€˜Outstanding New Approaches: Documentaryâ€™.
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