BBC’s new 360 experience looks at human trafficking

BBC’s new 360 experience looks at human trafficking
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The BBC is the latest media organisation to come up with a powerful 360 experience that highlights a prominent issue in today's world: human trafficking. 

The broadcaster has been ramping up its 360 video production as it explores VR as a way of connecting with audiences.

This particular 360 video is part of the BBC's campaign, 100 Women, which has run since 2013 and examines the role of women in the 21st century, with physical events in both London and Mexico.

'Trafficked'is a new addition to the event as a 360 experience, and viewers can see what it's like to be a victim of trafficking during the seven minute long video.

This is even more powerful in a headset, where you 'become' Maria, a mother of one who has been trafficked into slavery from Nicaragua to Mexico.

It does contain scenes of violence and threatening situations, so should only be watched by those over 18.

The cartoon 360 experience takes the viewer to Maria's bedroom, through the streets and onto a bus, before telling the story of what happened to Maria following the events.


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