Rotary to premiere latest virtual reality film

Following the success of its first virtual reality film, released in October, Rotary is leveraging Google's virtual reality technology to offer an experience that showcases the impact of compassion to a global audience.

We're producing a three-minute virtual reality film that emphasizes the two themes of polio and peace, and how Rotary's work to eradicate the disease is increasing stability across the world.

We'll premiere the film on 13 June during the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It will be widely released in time for World Polio Day on 24 October.

We invite convention attendees to this limited-seating, , which promises to be one of the largest simultaneous viewings of virtual reality held to date. Using Google's virtual reality viewer, Cardboard, Rotarians from all over the world will witness the extraordinary journey of a child whose own world has been torn apart by conflict.

The film will immerse viewers in this child's world, and they'll experience for themselves the impact that small acts of compassion, protection, and kindness can have on others.

Rotary's first virtual reality film, "I Dream of an Empty Ward," premiered on World Polio Day last year. The film takes viewers to India, which has been polio-free since 2011, to follow Alokita, a young woman paralyzed by polio as a child.

Traveling through the streets of Delhi, viewers get a close look at life in India, and what's being done to keep the country polio-free. And, through a visit to India's only polio ward, at St. Stephen's Hospital, they witness Alokita's triumphant first steps after 11 years.

District 5160 (California, USA) helped fund Rotary's latest virtual reality project.



#1   Submitted By Ariful Haque on 5-May-2017 03:26 am

It is great! I hope this will be widely circulated through youtube and  other social media.

#2   Submitted By Rajendra Kotepatil on 6-May-2017 07:43 am

great ..

#3   Submitted By Rohit Singhania on 7-May-2017 11:02 pm

Really great work.....

#4   Submitted By Maria Matos on 8-May-2017 09:33 am

Congratulations! Will be a great celebration.


#5   Submitted By Pedro Zanini on 21-May-2017 08:34 pm

Felicitaciones, estamos ansiosos por verlo en Atlanta.....faltan pocos dias!!!

#6   Submitted By Bob Kahane on 23-May-2017 05:21 pm

Link FINALLY worked. 

#7   Submitted By David Freudenberg on 23-May-2017 07:32 pm

thank you

#8   Submitted By Sue Wolf on 23-May-2017 11:58 pm

I was unable to register. Is it sold out?  How do I register and pay my $10?

#9   Submitted By Manjit Sawhney on 24-May-2017 02:58 am

Am registered and will attend this exciting event.



#10   Submitted By David Phelps on 24-May-2017 10:03 am

The email sent out has a 'register' button on it and it comes to this page .....rather than the registration page for the event.

#11   Submitted By José Antônio Cunha on 26-May-2017 12:42 pm

Fantástico! Estamos anciosos para assistir e compartilhar com muitas pessoas.

#12   Submitted By W. Stewart Buchanan on 26-May-2017 03:14 pm

There is no way tpo regsiter--see #10.

#13   Submitted By Jane Bonaldi on 27-May-2017 08:44 pm

I want to sign up for the Virtual Reality Film and make payment

#14   Submitted By Florence Ekpebor on 28-May-2017 12:48 am

I would love to register to watch but don't know how to pay the $10 


#15   Submitted By Raghada Khoury on 28-May-2017 01:13 pm

Registration button doesn't work as stated by many 


#16   Submitted By Quanta Dawn-Light on 28-May-2017 01:24 pm

I would like to register for this event but lost on this page as to where and how to do so. Thanks.

#17   Submitted By Ofonmbuk Harcou... on 28-May-2017 01:46 pm

A great achievement.

#18   Submitted By Lena Mannola Ed... on 28-May-2017 04:16 pm

I would like to attend. i don't  know How to register and pay. Can you please help me.

#19   Submitted By Sharon Vogt on 29-May-2017 01:42 pm

Please sign up Peter and Sharon Vogt for the Virtual Reality Experience


#20   Submitted By Dan Hazel on 31-May-2017 12:56 am

Please register Dan Hazel for this event.

#21   Submitted By Patricia Peraita on 31-May-2017 08:36 am

I have been trying to register for the past 2 weeks and I cannot do it

#22   Submitted By Barry Benson on 3-Jun-2017 11:46 am

Is this sold out? I tried to register with no luck.

#23   Submitted By E. Patrice Jensen on 3-Jun-2017 05:33 pm

I want to sign up but can't find where to do so.  Please let me know asap

#24   Submitted By Martin Terry on 5-Jun-2017 07:51 am

I don't see anywhere to register

#25   Submitted By Ovidiu Valeriu Cos on 7-Jun-2017 03:50 am

How to register?