YEAR 2014

SECTION New Frontier Exhibitions


You are walking down a busy street in the Aleppo district of Syria. Children are playing, and vendors are peddling their wares. Suddenly, a rocket hits. Dust and debris scatter everywhere. Across the street, there is a child on the ground. Journalist Nonny de la Peña pioneered virtual reality storytelling with technologist Palmer Luckey at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival with Hunger in Los Angeles. This year she brings us a journalistic account of war-torn Syria and the refugee camp filling with Syrians as they flee their homeland.

COMPANY Emblematic Group | USC School of Cinematic Arts | MxR Studio

WEBSITE www.EmblematicGroup.com , www.Cinema.USC.edu , www.MxRLab.com

EMAIL nonny@emblematicgroup.com


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Artist Bios

Nonny de la Peña, Emblematic Group CEO and University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts fellow, was named one of the People Who Made the World More Creative by Fast Company for pioneering the use of virtual reality technologies to create immersive and visceral stories. A Harvard University graduate and former Newsweek correspondent, her work has been featured worldwide including in Wired, the BBC, Mashable, Vice News, and at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tribeca and Sundance film festivals.