Across the Line
VR Theater
About
Across the Line is an immersive virtual reality experience that puts the audience on the scene as anti-abortion extremists try to intimidate patients who seek sexual and reproductive health care. Using documentary 360° video footage and computer generated imaging (CGI), paired with a montage of real audio recording of actual protesters, viewers gain an intimate knowledge of the harassment outside and compassion inside health centers across the country. The film is a powerful hybrid documentary-fiction depiction of the gauntlet that many abortion providers, health center staff, and patients must walk on a typical day in America.

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Nonny de la Pena, Brad Lichtenstein, Jeff Fitzsimmons & Planned Parenthood Federation of America
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Nonny de la Peña has been called “The Godmother of Virtual Reality” for her pioneering work in immersive journalism. As CEO of Emblematic Group, she uses cutting edge technologies to tell important stories—both fictional and news-based—that create intense, empathic engagement on the part of viewers. Brad Lichtenstein is the founder of 371 Productions which makes film, radio and technology projects that contribute to the common good. Brad is known for intimate, engaging documentary storytelling. He is the co-founder of the VR company Custom Reality Services with Jeff Fitzsimmons. Jeff is an author, artist, technologist, entrepreneur and founder of HarQen, a next-generation voice technology company.

Planned Parenthood is the the nation's leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable healthcare for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation's largest provider of sex education. With approximately 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment.