POLISH COPRODUCED VR PROJECT “THE CHOICE” RELEASING AT IDFA
The Polish-Canadian VR production by Joanna Popińska will be premiered during one of IDFA's competitions.
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is among the largest and most important documentary festivals in the world. Every year it attracts over 280,000 visitors, including more than 3000 guests from the documentary industry, while the films presented at IDFA often become festival favourites later on. This year's edition will be held on 17–28 November.
The Choice, a Polish-Canadian production by Joanna Popińska, will be premiered during the IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction and presented at DocLab: Liminal Reality section. It's an interactive VR documentary, in which the viewer talks to a woman who decided to get an abortion. The main protagonist is Kristen, a Native American woman from Texas who terminated her pregnancy for medical reasons. She encountered a lot of resistance from doctors who tried to prevent the procedure and withheld important information from her – despite the risks to the woman's life and the foetus having serious physical defects.
You can find out more about the productions screened at the Amsterdam festival here.