Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel
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Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel is a virtual-reality experience that lets users step into the memories of Willie McNeive and journey back in time to a moment that changed Irish history forever: the Easter Rising of 1916. Users travel back in time with 19-year-old Willie, who chose to take part in the Easter Rising—a violent, armed insurgence where thousands of Republican men and women occupied key sites in Dublin, proclaiming the Irish Republic. The experience makes use of McNeive's eyewitness account—a recording of which lay undiscovered for over 30 years. Through a remarkable and very personal insight into this key moment in European history, Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel presents an artistic journey into the memory of an ordinary man who was swept up into an extraordinary event.

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BBC Learning with Oscar Raby, Vrto & Crossover Labs
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Oscar Raby is an award-winning multimedia artist and creative director of the Australian independent digital production studio VRTOV. His virtual reality documentary Assent (2013), about the Chilean dictatorship, has been exhibited worldwide, including screenings at Sundance New Frontier, IDFA DocLab, and Sheffield Doc/Fest, where, it received the Audience Choice Award for Cross-platform.