We Who Remain Takes Us To Conflict-Ridden Sudan

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We Who Remain Takes Us To Conflict-Ridden Sudan

In 2011, war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Today, outsiders rarely venture to this region. Humanitarian aid has been blocked, and Sudanese journalists are banned from covering the war, facing potential imprisonment for doing so.

 

In collaboration with Emblematic Group and Nuba Reports, the Times presents We Who Remain, an immersive virtual reality film that takes the viewer into the heart of this forgotten conflict amid an active fighting season. The film weaves together the lives of four people – a student, a rebel soldier, a journalist, and a mother – who struggle to improve their lives in the midst of a relentless war.

 

Jordania, a student who has survived repeated bombings, takes us inside her school. Al-Bagir, a father, left university to become a mobile unit commander on the front lines. He hopes his son will not have to follow the same path. The journalist Musa John, who earned the nickname “Mosquito” because he buzzes here and there, is recovering from an injury suffered in a recent bombing. And Hannan, a mother who is struggling to feed her children, shelters in a makeshift home on the mountainside after her town was destroyed by the fighting.

 

The film is a co-production of Emblematic Group and Nuba Reports in collaboration with The New York Times. This 14-minute film is available to watch in a V.R. headset with the NYT VR app for Android or iPhone.

 

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DIRECTED BY Trevor Snapp, Sam Wolson

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Nonny de la Peña, Jenna Pirog

IMMERSIVE VIDEO, TECHNICAL LEAD Kevin Tsukii

PRODUCED BY Ryan Boyette, Cassandra Herrman, Sam Wolson, Trevor Snapp, Nonny de la Peña

EDITED BY Sam Wolson, Trevor Snapp, Greg Byers, Kevin Tsukii

ASSISTANT EDITOR John General

POST PRODUCTION STITCHING SERVICES Legend VR

MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNERS Eben Mccue, John General

FIELD PRODUCER Ryan Boyette

SOUND DESIGN Tim Gedemer

MUSIC BY Haim Mazar

TRANSLATIONS BY Zach Mondesire

COLOR GRADING BY Kaitlyn Battistelli

PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE, NARRATION, AND ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY Anonymous

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