The Protectors - Walk in the Ranger's Shoes
Co-created by Academy-award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker") and VR creator Imraan Ismail, The Protectors is a documentary short shot in 360 that chronicles a day in the life of a ranger in Garamba National Park, managed by African Parks, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These rangers are often the last line of defense in a race against extinction at the hands of poachers slaughtering elephants for their ivory tusks. These rangers face constant danger and even death, at the service of these sentient, noble creatures and they are truly the unsung heroes in this race against time. This is one of the first 360 piece I watched that made me cry.