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Joel Benson

VR360 Stories
Creative Director
JOEL ‘KACHI BENSON has been making documentary stories for over a decade. In February 2018, he became the first Nigerian filmmaker to use Virtual Reality technology for storytelling, when he produced “In Bakassi”, a virtual experience of life in one of the largest IDP Camps in Northeast Nigeria. In April 2019, ‘Kachi Benson produced “Daughters of Chibok”, a VR story about the kidnap of 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria. In September 2019, Daughters of Chibok  won the Venice Lion at the Venice Film Festival, making ‘Kachi the first African to win the prestigious prize in the Virtual Reality category.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, July 16
 

1:40pm EDT