Sam Wolson

Sam Wolson is an award winning immersive film director, photographer, and Pulitzer Center Grantee, with partners including National Geographic, The New York Times and The New Yorker. His projects have premiered at festivals across the globe, including at Sundance, SXSW and CPH:DOX. In 2021 he premiered his new VR documentary film Reeducated, in partnership with The New Yorker, the Pulitzer Center, Eyebeam and ONA. The multi-part immersive project is the most ambitious immersive interactive feature that The New Yorker created to date. Reeducated went on to win a Special Jury Recognition for Immersive Journalism in the Virtual Cinema Competition at SXSW. In 2019 and 2020 he was awarded a Knight Foundation grant in for his immersive documentary film projects. In 2017, he co-directed the VR film “We Who Remain”, which was the first character-driven VR film shot in an active war zone — in the Nuba mountains of Sudan. It premiered at SXSW, won best VR film at SIFF and was a co-production between Emblematic Group, The New York Times, AJ+, and ARTE.

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