Inside Impact: East Africa, the virtual reality film that allows people anywhere to join President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton on their trip to see first-hand how lives are changed as a result of Clinton Global Initiative Commitments to Action, has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.
On Thursday, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy award nominations recognizing Inside Impact: East Africa as one of five nominees in for Best Interactive Media: Original Program.
The first in a virtual reality film series by Matter Unlimited featuring stories of positive social impact from around the globe, Inside Impact: East Africa is executive produced by Rob Holzer and Matter Unlimited, produced and directed by Felix & Paul Studios, in association with m ss ng p eces.
The film premiered at the 2015 CGI Annual Meeting, themed “The Future of Impact” and was announced by President Clinton. “The ability of technology like this to bring people together from around the world has the potential to encourage everyone, no matter where they are, to be more engaged in global issues and how to solve them. I enjoyed being able to bring the viewer with me to see the important work CGI members are doing on the ground in Africa. I hope everyone who watches the film will feel compelled to make a positive difference in their own way,” said President Clinton, Founder, Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States.
“We’re incredibly honored and humbled by this recognition from the National Academy of Arts & Sciences,” said Rob Holzer, CEO and founder of Matter Unlimited. “Our goal with this film, and the full Inside Impact series, is to increase empathy and drive action to better the condition of our ever-changing interconnected world.”
“In virtual reality, viewers can feel personally connected to the film,” said Paul Raphaël, co-founder of Felix & Paul Studios. “Instead of watching President Clinton in Tanzania, they feel like they are traveling with him and can see firsthand how these people are benefitting from CGI’s initiatives to help impact the health and welfare of citizens all over the world.”
To learn more about Inside Impact: East Africa, click here.