In 2017 we dove head-first into the immersive medium of virtual reality. We acquired a GoPro Omni and a batch of Samsung gear 360s and began creating our style of 360 storytelling; learning how to choreograph the space around the camera in order to direct the audience's eye, and how best to create create a sense of presence. During this past year, we have produced almost a dozen short VR documentaries about a wide variety of topics, from the story of Nasra, the first female mechanic in Mogadishu, to a short piece about Santa’s village in northern Finland, so a short documentary about girl’s education in Liberia.
In July 2017, we went to Oaxaca, Mexico, the land where the juice of the Agave plant is transformed into what the Maestro Mezcaleros refer to as a spiritual medicine - Mezcal.
In 2017, the SEYO will came to Athens for its annual summer camp, celebrating the ability of music to unite nations, religions, and cultures. We filmed two short documentaries for SEYO, one in 360 and the other in 2D.
Our projects together have taken us to an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, a traditional alpaca-wool-weaving village in Peru, a golden eagle-raising family in Western Mongolia, and even to the home of the real-life Santa Claus in Finland!
Nasra Haji Hussain Ibrahim was a speaker in this year’s TEDx Mogadishu event. Not only was she one of the youngest speakers, but throughout her speech she managed to engage the crowd in her story in a way very few other speakers did.