On March 9th, 2017, the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign released its first virtual reality film, titled “Under the Net.” The film, named Best VR Documentary by the Cinequest Film and VR Festival, is available for download on the Discovery VR app and viewing on Samsung Gear VR headsets and Google Cardboard.
The film features an 11-year-old girl named Amisa, a refugee living in the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania with her mother and six siblings. Struggling to survive each day, with no protection from mosquitoes that carry malaria at night, the viewer will experience Amisa’s life through her eyes. Hope abounds as her family moves into a new home, gets treatment for malaria, and she and her siblings prepare to start school– none of which is possible without the life-saving protection of bed nets.
Watch the movie below: