Gina Kim, Filmmaker and Professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, recently took home the prize for Best Virtual Reality Short Story at the 74th Venice Film Festival. Kim’s virtual reality film, Bloodless, tells the story of the final moments of a real-life sex worker who was murdered by a U.S. soldier. CSW is proud to have supported Kim’s work on this project through a Faculty Research Grant.
The Venice Film Festival judges praised Bloodless for using VR towards the goal of social justice. As reported by the Korea Herald, head judge John Landis described Kim’s film as a “masterpiece that allows the viewer to feel social issues on the realm of senses and has broadened the horizon of VR films.”
For more on VR and social justice, don’t miss our Feminism + the Senses event featuring VR journalist Nonny de la Peña on November 13, 2017!