Visit an Ebola Hot Zone In the Virtual Reality Film ‘Waves of Grace’
By John Jurgensen
It’s one thing to read articles and watch news reports about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It’s quite another to find yourself standing among workers getting dressed in protective suits, or in a schoolyard surrounded by children orphaned by the disease.
The new virtual reality film “Waves of Grace” gives viewers that jolt of proximity by essentially embedding them with an Ebola survivor in Liberia. Produced in partnership with the United Nations, the movie is intended as a potential antidote to the numbness that can come with traditional media coverage of disease and disasters.