South Africa’s first VR film to showcase at Sundance Film Festival

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A virtual reality new South African film will be making history next month at the Sundance Film Festival by becoming the first local movie to be showcased at the prestigious US film affair’s New Frontier section.

Award-winning documentary film maker, director Dylan Valley’s pioneering doccie, “Azibuye – The Occupation”, has been selected to debut at Sundance in Park City, Utah.

The film is a stereo, 360-degree ground breaking documentary about two homeless characters, Masello and Evan, who take up residence in a crumbling mansion in an affluent part of Johannesburg to make a political statement.

The Cape Town media outfit, Electric South says the flick is set against the background of the yet unresolved and emotional issue of land ownership in South Africa. The two-week long Sundance Film Festival opens on January the 23rd next year.