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The Tribeca Virtual Arcade is excited be apart of the convergence of technology and entertainment at AT&T SHAPE, July 14 -15. Watch AT&T Shape Main Stage Sessions Live! Beginning at 10am Pacific

As a champion for emerging voices in film, the Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, prides itself on bringing you the industry's freshest talents and most original forms of storytelling. Where there's a screen, there's a story to tell. And screens aren't just in theaters anymore - increasingly, they're on a virtual reality headset sitting two inches in front of your face. Tribeca's Virtual Arcade is a celebration of the artistry, storytelling, technology and innovation emerging on these new kinds of screens.

Our two projects, Apex and Kathryn Bigelow’s The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes represent thought-provoking experiences from top creators and emerging artists.  From protecting elephants on the front lines in Garamba National Park, to a stroll in the surrealistic and darkly beautiful 3D animated world of a fiery urban apocalypse, these immersive experiences are more visceral and intense than anything you’ve ever experienced sitting in a theater. You’ll never look at a screen the same way again.

Apex

The stunning new experience from the brilliant imagination of 3D artist and musician Arjan van Meerten, Apex is the highly anticipated follow-up to the creator's acclaimed and award-winning experience, Surge. Step into a surrealistic and darkly beautiful vision of a fiery urban apocalypse, populated by skeletal ghost animals, abstract shapes, maniacal smiling giants and, of course, you.

The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes

National Geographic's The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger's Shoes, is a documentary short shot in Virtual Reality that chronicles a day in the life of a ranger in Garamba National Park, managed by African Parks, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These rangers are often the last line of defense in a race against extinction as poachers continue to slaughter elephants for their ivory tusks. The rangers face constant danger and even death at the service of these sentient, noble creatures and can therefore truly be called the unsung heroes in this race against time.

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