Collisions is a virtual reality journey to the land of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Desert of Australia. The film uncovers a dramatic moment in Nyarri’s life when his traditional world view collided with the extreme edge of Western technology. Collisions illustrates what can be learnt from an indigenous perspective about caring for our planet for future generations.
To come to Davos, Morgan has travelled for the first time outside of Australia and is accompanied by his wife and grandson. After Davos, they will fly to the Sundance Film Festival, where the film will also be presented.
Collisions is a 12-minute film by artist Lynette Wallworth. In the VR Space, participants can experience the film individually during the Annual Meeting or take part in group sessions of up to 15 people followed by a conversation with the artist. There will also be a large synchronized viewing for 75 participants followed by a panel discussion.
Collisions is produced by Infinite Field with support from the World Economic Forum, the Sundance Institute, the MacArthur Foundation, the Skoll Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Fledgling Fund, the Pritzker Foundation, the Omidyar Network, the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Adelaide International Film Festival, in partnership with Jaunt VR and with assistance from Skywalker Sound.