Production will use VR technology to appeal to a younger generation
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Anne Frank’s story is set to be told in a new virtual reality film that will take viewers to her secret annex.
The production will use VR technology to recreate the teenager’s bedroom in Amsterdam, where she hid with her family during WWII and wrote her famous diary entries.
Producer Jonathan Hirsch is set to work with director Danny Abrahms and hopes the cutting edge technology will appeal to a younger generation to teach them about the Holocaust.
Abrahms told Entertainment Weekly, “To experience this film will be to immerse yourself in a place and a time, to move around a room, among people, and to feel the moment in a way never before possible. . [virtual reality].
“For me, virtual reality is this amazing new tool that can allow viewers to connect with people and events like never before.
“I wanted to create a virtual reality experience that connects viewers with arguably the most important event in human history – World War II and the Holocaust – and I couldn’t think of a better way. to explore this subject only through the story of Anne Franc. “
The film, titled Anne, is the second virtual reality experience to tell the girl’s story after the Anne Frank Foundation created a 10-minute 360-degree VR tour for visitors to the Amsterdam museum year round. last.
Anne’s diary was given to her on the occasion of her 13th birthday and follows her life from 1942 to 1944 during the war. She died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Her father, Otto, was the sole survivor of the family after losing his sister to typhus and his mother to famine. He returned to Amsterdam after the war to find that his journal had been saved.
It was published in 1947 and was then published in Great Britain five years later. It has since been translated into over 60 languages.