Disfellowshipped Part 1 360

Part two of this story can be seen at https://youtu.be/CeFt-F8Yfw8

Our first virtual reality production, Disfellowshipped, is attempt to push forward the possibilities of immersive storytelling. To tell a narrative, character-rich, document-rich, investigative story in VR.

Disfellowshipped revolves around Debbie McDaniel, an ex-Jehovah’s Witness in McAlester, Oklahoma. Debbie says she was sexually abused by the top elder in her congregation for five years, starting when she was 8 years old. In the aftermath, she lost her family, her friends and her faith.

The result is an experience we hope helps open up the possibilities of VR storytelling and gives our audience a more powerful understanding of a tragic issue that affects thousands of people around the world.

Read our full story about Debbie and all of our Jehovah’s Witnesses coverage at revealnews.org/topic/jehovahs-witnesses/