Gabo Arora, Chris Milk Waves of Grace

Do you always see people the same way?

This is the story of Decontee Davis, an Ebola survivor who uses her immunity to care for orphaned children in her Liberian village. In 2014 Liberia endured the largest Ebola outbreak in history, during which over 11,000 people died. As communities rebuild, Decontee and others seek healing through faith, attempting to overcome the stigma created by fear.

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The Artist: Gabo Arora

Gabo Arora is a Creative Director & Senior Advisor at the United Nations; Founder & President of LightShed, a virtual reality and social impact start-up; and an award-winning filmmaker represented by Within/Vrse.works. His work focuses on new technologies that promote social causes and make decision-making processes more inclusive. Among these projects is a viral video campaign for the recent climate change summit in Paris, and various collaborations with internet influencers to promote accountability on global humanitarian aid assistance. He is also founder of UNVR.org, the United Nations’ virtual reality lab, and has directed and produced a series of pioneering, and widely acclaimed, virtual reality documentaries focusing on vulnerable populations in crisis. “Clouds Over Sidra”, “Waves of Grace” and “My Mother’s Wing” have all premiered at major film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca, featured at the World Economic Forum in Davos, screened at the White House, and have exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art’s inaugural program on immersive storytelling.

A native New Yorker, Gabo also holds honors degrees with distinction from NYU and Johns Hopkins University. He is a 2016 World Economic Forum Arts and Cultural leader at Davos and nominated for a term-membership at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2013 by Francis Fukuyama. His work as been awarded a Cannes Lions, a Sheffield Doc/Fest award for best documentary and has been featured in the New Yorker, the British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound magazine, Fast Company and covered widely in the New York Times, the Guardian, Vice News, Wired, NPR and PBS Newshour.

The Artist: Chris Milk

Beginning his career in music videos and photography, Chris Milk’s work has expanded beyond the traditional: his art straddles experimental genres and unfamiliar mediums, turning new technologies, web browsers, ephemeral events and even physical gestures into new found canvasses. His work continues to test the frontiers of interactive technology and art as Founder and CEO of Within (formally Vrse)a virtual reality media company, and Co-Founder of Here Be Dragons (formally Vrse.works), a virtual reality production company. Milk presented at TED in 2015 on the power of virtual reality as a medium to advance humanity.

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