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14th of September | 1:45 pm
Introducing David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Dive and Conservation International's VR film, Valen's Reef. Brought to you in partnership with Encounters Festival.
Dive beneath the waves with David Attenborough to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Then, in the show's second VR film, travel to the crystal blue waters of Bird's Head Seascape to experience the breathtaking underwater film, Valen's Reef.
This show features two VR films that give you the chance to get closer than ever before to our Earth’s living wonders past and present, seeing firsthand the fragility of our natural world.
ACT 1: David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Dive VR
Join David Attenborough as you dive through a living wonderland with over 3000 reef systems, forming one of the most important natural resources on Earth. Come face to face with the incredible diversity and abundance of the Great Barrier Reef, and learn how researchers are using certain species of corals to predict how the reef will react to environmental changes.
By Alchemy VR
ACT 2: Valen's Reef
Dive into crystal clear waters and experience one of the most beautiful coral reefs on Earth - Bird’s Head Seascape. Join local Indonesian fisherman-turned-coral-reef-scientist Ronald Mambrasar as he monitors the reefs with his young son, Valen. Ronald tells Valen the story of how the area was almost destroyed and how the community-led conservation initiative restored it. It’s hard to believe that, a little over a decade ago, these treasures were almost lost.
By Conservation International, Here Be Dragons