BEHIND EVERY DECISION IS A HUMAN STORY
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF THE CHOICE
IN XR EXPERIENCE SPOTLIGHT
AUSTIN WOMAN SHARES HER DEEPLY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE FACING THE DIFFICULT REALITIES OF ABORTION IN TEXAS
Debate about reproductive rights is often heated. But behind every family planning decision there is a human story. Using volumetric capture technology and creative design, this film lets us see from a different perspective the emotional and complex nature behind one woman’s Choice.
In this unique VR documentary viewers will meet Kristen, a young Native American woman from Austin, TX who dreams of raising a family but instead finds herself facing a painful system that forces women into dehumanizing situations just to survive.
The Choice blends techniques from traditional documentary storytelling, personal conversation, and animation, using virtual reality and interactivity to redefine not only how we tell the stories, but how the audience experiences them and connects with the subject on a deep, emotional level.
THE CHOICE IS PART OF THE SXSW XR EXPERIENCE
CONGRESSIONAL BALLROOM – FAIRMONT AUSTIN
More info and tickets: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2022/films/2053871
Director, Producer: Joanne Popinska
DOP, Producer: Tom C. Hall
Illustrator: Zoe Roellin
Composer: Janal Bechthold
Sound designer: Michael J. Brinkman
Dialogue editor: Ryan Cota
Lead Software Engineer: Becca Little
Unity Developer: Hannah Estes
Associate Producer: Ada Vaughan
Associate Producer: Sönke Kirchhof
Production: Infinite Frame Media