Women on the Move

Virtual reality and 360-degree video for humanitarian agency CARE.

In Women on the Move, experience the intimacy of rural Niger with Fatchima and her granddaughter, Nana. Fatchima unlocked a better future for women in her village through an empowerment program that is upending the culture of child marriage and gender discrimination. Viewers stand tall with these women as they save money, support each other, and insist on education for children such as Nana. This is a rare glimpse into what’s possible when women band together and are inspired to change.

In June 2016, I was selected for the 360 for Good Bootcamp by Oculus at the Facebook HQ. They paired me with CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, to tell their story through 360-degree video and virtual reality. A month later we were in Niger, West Africa filming the story of a family’s life that had been changed by CARE’s Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA). The resulting project has been presented at SXSW, Sundance Film Festival at the Oculus House, Skoll World Forum, Atlanta Film Festival, Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, and the CARE National Conference. It is available to watch through the Oculus, Jaunt, Vimeo, and Facebook 360 platforms.

Shorter version for watching on a desktop: Women on the Move
Longer 3D version for watching on a headset: Women on the Move
URL: VR for Good by Oculus
Behind the scenes: Video
Role: Director, Producer, Writer, Camera Operator, Editor
Presentations: SXSW Film + Interactive, Sundance Film Festival Oculus House, Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, Atlanta Film Festival, Skoll World Forum, Palm Springs ShortFest, CARE National Conference

  • Photo by Josh Estey/CARE
  • Photo by Josh Estey/CARE
  • Photo by Josh Estey/CARE
  • Photo by Josh Estey/CARE