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Behind the Fence

Behind the Fence profiles Abul, a husband who does everything he can to try to help his sick wife, Barbulu, a twelve-year-old boy whose future is diminished due to the constraints of living in this open air prison, and U Wirathu, the Buddhist leader of the 969 movement who stokes public support for restrictive laws that have rendered the Rohingya stateless in their own land. (2017 SXSW Virtual Reality Jury Prize Winner - 360)

9 min / Oklahoma Premiere
Director: Lindsay Branham, Jonathan Olinger
Producer: RYOT Media

Director Bios: Lindsay Branham is the founder of Novo, an incubator for art that inspirits human connection in imaginative ways. She is a filmmaker and social scientist. Her work focuses on creating media to foster attitudinal and behavior change in places of violent conflict or in settings of intractable human rights abuse. Her virtual reality documentary Behind The Fence recently won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW. Her work has been featured in film festivals around the world, CNN, BBC and the New York Times. She is a Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace and was named the inaugural Envision Social Good Fellow by the Independent Film Project and the United Nations. Lindsay studied trauma and mental health at Harvard Medical School and journalism at the University of Southern California.

Jonathan Olinger is the Founder of HUMAN, a NY based media company which creates stories and experiences to transform the way the audience sees themselves and others around them. HUMAN is also involved in development and distribution of a number of short and feature length documentaries, feature films and TV shows through HUMAN Pictures, all with the aim of creating media that equalizes humanity. Jonathan is a child rights advocate, social entrepreneur and filmmaker and strives to invite others to create solutions that protect children and bring equity to humanity. Jonathan is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community and the Thousand Network. Jonathan is also serves as the youngest board member of the Soledad O’Brien’s Starfish Foundation

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