Reeducated - Inside Xinjiang’s secret detention camps

Reeducated takes viewers inside a detention camp in Xinjiang, China, guided by three men who were imprisoned together at the same facility. Using hours of first-hand testimony and hand-drawn animation, as well as Ambisonic audio, this VR film reconstructs the experience of being detained and ‘reeducated’ in an immersive three-dimensional space. 

Read the Full Story in The New Yorker

A project by The New Yorker and journalist Ben Mauk, film director Sam Wolson and artist Matt Huynh.

... in conversation with Ben Mauk about Art & Justice

​He writes for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper's, and the London Review of Books, among other publications. He is writing a book for Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He co-founded and directs the Berlin Writers' Workshop and is a contributing editor at The Ballot. He has taught English literature and writing at the University of Iowa. He is part of the mentorship collective PERIPLUS.

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How to Watch (via The New Yorker)


Oculus TV

  1. Follow this link and select Save to VR to save the film to your Library.
  2. Find “Reeducated” in the Saved area of Oculus TV or on the Saved shelf in your Oculus Go Library.
  3. Select Play.

YouTube VR App via Search

  1. Open the YouTube VR app from the Oculus headset.
  2. Search “Reeducated The New Yorker.”
  3. Select Play.

YouTube VR App via Playlist

  1. Follow this link from your computer or phone.
  2. Select Save to add the film to one of your playlists.
  3. Make sure you are signed in to the same YouTube account in your Web browser and in the YouTube VR app on the Oculus headset.
  4. Open the YouTube VR app in the Oculus headset.
  5. Navigate to the appropriate playlist.
  6. Find “Reeducated.”
  7. Select Play.
Phone or Tablet
  1. Download the YouTube app on your phone.
  2. Follow this link, or search “Reeducated The New Yorker” in the YouTube app.
  3. Rotate your device to a full-screen landscape view.
  4. Move your device to experience all 360 degrees of the film.

Computer Play the video below. Click and drag on the screen to experience all 360 degrees of the film.