Walking for Freedom Venezuelan Refugee 360 Immersive Movie

Walking for Freedom: A Venezuelan Story is an immersive 360° documentary short created with the idea that some journeys need to be experienced to be understood. The Virtual Reality format puts you in the shoes of the Venezuelan refugees forced to flee their country on foot, where you can follow their journey across the Simón Bolívar International Bridge that links Venezuela and Colombia, past the illegal passing known as "la trocha," and through to their final destinations, wherever they may be. The Issue Venezuela is suffering a deep economic, social and political crisis without precedent in Latin America. The country's economy shrank by half between 2013 and 2018, which has halted domestic production and eliminated jobs throughout. Hyperinflation reached approximately 1,000,000% in 2018 and led to severe shortages of food, medicine and other basic supplies. ​The resultant humanitarian crisis humanitarian crisis has led to a massive exodus of Venezuelans to neighboring countries, generating challenges to local governments and communities in many Latin American countries. The subsequent refugee crisis has put tremendous pressure on governments and communities around Latin America, generating a need for civil society and the international community to support in this process. But most importantly, it has forced millions of Venezuelans to flee their homes in search of a better future. The central objective is to create awareness of the severity of the Venezuelan crisis, sensibilizing the audience about the situation and to increase the urge from the international community and the Venezuelan diaspora to do more to support mitigating the crisis in the different ways they can within their capacities. Everyone can do something to ease this crisis.