Growing a World Wonder (Virtual Reality film)

Desktop: Just click & drag to move around shot.
Mobile: Open in YouTube app and tilt screen.
Google Cardboard: Check Cardboard option and pop phone in viewer.

About ‘Growing a World Wonder’

The Great Green Wall is an African-led project with an epic ambition: to grow an 8,000km line of plants and trees across the entire African continent. Its goal is to provide food, jobs and a future for the millions of people who live in a region on the frontline of climate change.

‘Growing a World Wonder’ captures the story of the Great Green Wall in awe-inspiring Virtual Reality (VR). The film follows Binta, a young Senegalese girl, as she and her family tend to their section of the Wall. It explores the challenges they face and how the project is already transforming their lives for the better.

Created using the latest VR camera and drone technology, the film captures both the epic ambition of the project and the intimate human story of the people at its heart.

A venturethree film created with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), developed in association with Apache, Al Maxwell & Surround Vision.

Find out more at: https://greatgreenwall.org

Credits

DIRECTOR: Richard Nockles
PRODUCER: Mitch Turnbull
CONCEPT AND SCRIPT: David Milsom and Jason Lowings and Alexander Asen
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Monique Barbut
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Alexander Asen
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Estelle Dixon
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Al Maxwell
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Camilla Nordheim-Larsen
TECHNICAL PRODUCER: Adam Vahed
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: Charlotte Moore and Sam Rinaldi
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Ignacio Ferrando Margeli
VR PRODUCERS: Erfan Saadati & James Hedley
SOUND RECORDIST: Richard Stegmann
DRONE OPERATORS: Ben Huss-Smickler & Sununu Hernandez
COMPOSER: Vashti Anna
SOUND DESIGN: Toolshed
SOUND PRODUCTION: Adrian Meehan
VFX PRODUCTION: Jack Howard
CGI GRAPHICS: Hello Charlie
LEAD VR DEVELOPER: Maikel Sibbald
PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR: Jayne Hobart
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT: Liz Stevens
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Scala Tromans
SENEGAL FIXER: Khadiddiatou Ba
BINTA: Binta Ka
GRANDFATHER: Moussa Sy
VOICEOVER ARTIST: Mame Diarra Bousso Ndiaye

With Special Thanks To:
Wagaki Wischnewski and Louise Baker
Colonel Papa Sarr, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Developemnt, Senegal
Chiek Oumar Top
El Hadji Goudiaby
Moussa Sy
Community of Koyly Alpha, Senegal
Community of Mbar Toubab, Senegal
Sekou Kamara