CMU School of Drama

Monday, July 10, 2017

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Carne y Arena proves that great virtual reality means going beyond the headset

The Verge: When Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu premiered his new virtual reality installation piece Carne y Arena at the Cannes Film Festival this year, it was celebrated as a new high-water mark for the medium. Created in collaboration with Industrial Light & Magic xLab, the project drops participants inside a harrowing run across the US-Mexico border — highlighting both the horrifying steps those seeking a better life for their families are willing to take, as well as the terror and inhumane treatment that can follow if they’re caught.

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