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Sam Wolson

The New Yorker’s Reeducated and the case for Emerging Technologies and Documentary Storytelling

This keynote presentation will take a deep dive into the Emmy and Peabody winning New Yorker project «Reeducated». Additionally it will explore the past work and career of the director.

Sam Wolson is the Interactives Visual Features Editoris at The New Yorker and a Peabody and Emmy winning director, photographer, and journalist with partners including National Geographic, and The New York Times. His projects have premiered at festivals across the globe, including at Sundance, Venice and SXSW. In 2021 he premiered his new VR documentary film Reeducated, in partnership with The New Yorker, the Pulitzer Center, Eyebeam and ONA. The multi-part immersive project is the most ambitious immersive interactive feature that The New Yorker created to date. Reeducated went on to win prizes at SXSW, New Images, VRHAM, the Online Journalism Awards and won an Emmy. In 2019 and 2020 he was awarded a Knight Foundation grant for his immersive documentary film projects. In 2017, he co-directed the VR film "We Who Remain", which was the first character-driven VR film shot in an active war zone -- in the Nuba mountains of Sudan. It premiered at SXSW, won best VR film at SIFF and was a co-production between Emblematic Group, The New York Times, AJ+, and ARTE. He also worked since 2011 as a documentary photographer across the globe.

Keynote speaker:
Sam Wolson

November 9th, 2023
5:30 to 6:30 pm

Kino Toni, 3.G02 (level 3)
Zurich University of the Arts


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Still «Reeducated» by Sam Wolson & team. © Matt Huynh.
Still «Reeducated» by Sam Wolson & team. © Matt Huynh.