SXSW FILM ’THE ATOMIC TREE’ HAVING WORLD PREMIERE IN THE VIRTUAL CINEMA COMPETITION; DEBUTS THIS MONDAY, MARCH 11TH
Trailer here: https://vimeo.com/315977179
From the creators of the award-winning
VR experience Sanctuaries of Silence
Adapted from the acclaimed book
The Songs of Trees by David Haskell
The Atomic Tree is a ten-minute virtual reality journey into the memories of one of the most revered trees in the world—a 400-year-old Japanese White Pine bonsai that survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima.
Experience The Atomic Tree during SXSW Film
in the Virtual Cinema section at JW Marriott – Griffin Hall
Monday, March 11 through Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Daily Press Hour: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily Public Hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Synopsis: The Atomic Tree is a journey into the memories of one of the most revered trees in the world’s 400-year-old Japanese White Pine bonsai that witnessed and survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima. From Japan’s ancient cedar forests and Buddhist temples to the family home in Hiroshima where the pine was nurtured for five generations, this VR experience explores the unbroken chain of living stories held within the rings of this tree. The delicate shape of this bonsai contains sacred forests, human family, and deep time, inviting us to reflect on the living strands of kinship that are woven between human and non-human worlds.