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Alejandro Iñarritu Ushers in the Future of Film With ‘Carne y Arena’

VR has long been seen as the future of entertainment, yet no film or TV production has been able to capture the true need for a 360-degree canvas — that is, until now. At Cannes, Alejandro Iñarritu unveiled his virtual reality experience, “Carne y Arena” (Flesh and Sand, or “Virtually Present, Physically Invisible,” as the exhibition is known at LACMA where it is on display). Critics could not stop raving, calling it “shattering” and “groundbreaking.”

The installation takes the participant through an attempt to cross the U.S./Mexico border, a horrific experience for so many immigrants. The viewer gets to observe violent border captures and watch dehydrated people,…
Variety

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