Solely the individuals who have been by way of it could actually perceive the expertise of getting been wrongfully convicted and despatched to jail. However a brand new, 360-degree immersive video will enable viewers to realize higher understanding than ever earlier than of what it’s to “stroll a mile in my sneakers” if you find yourself an exoneree who spent nearly 40 years in jail.
That’s the expertise of Rickey Jackson of Cleveland, Ohio, who was exonerated in 2014. One of many longest-serving exonerees in U.S. historical past, the realities of his surreal, new post-prison life could be uniquely understood by way of the discharge of “Ship Me House,” a 360-degree video expertise conceived and produced by Lonelyleap Movie.
“Ship Me House” invitations members to take a journey in 360 levels, as Rickey grants us entry into his personal world, guiding us by way of time gone, household recognized and the areas he lovingly embraces as we speak. The 360-degree video transports members into Rickey’s mindspace, urging them to mirror on the expanse of their very own lives in relation to the time Rickey has misplaced.
Rickey was represented by the Ohio Innocence Venture, which finally secured his launch from a demise sentence that started with a wrongful conviction in a 1975 homicide case.
Earlier than a witness recantation led to his exoneration and launch, Rickey spent 4 a long time in jail for a homicide he didn’t commit. Regardless of the unforgivable circumstances and disorientation skilled in returning dwelling, Rickey has seized his second likelihood.
The Innocence Community stories that 79 p.c of their exonerated purchasers who have been arrested for crimes that occurred after they have been minors are folks of shade. In addition they verify that harmless black folks convicted of homicide spend almost three years longer in jail earlier than launch than their white counterparts. These numbers mirror a systemic sample of racial inequity, and experiencing “Ship Me House” helps to humanize these statistics for viewers.
A video trailer about this mission (which is in a standard format and never the 360-degree expertise) could be considered at: http://sendmehome360.com/.
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Concerning the Ohio Innocence Venture:
Based in 2003 on the College of Cincinnati Regulation Faculty, the Ohio Innocence Venture (OIP) has helped exonerate 27 wrongfully convicted residents who served a complete of greater than 500 years behind bars, some of the productive information of profitable advocacy within the worldwide Innocence Community. OIP’s objective is straightforward and clear: to free each harmless individual in Ohio who has been convicted of a criminal offense they didn’t commit. Work on every case is finished by OIP Fellows, who’re present UC Regulation college students, giving them sensible expertise digging deep into actual instances. OIP is a part of the Rosenthal Institute for Justice, established and supported by the household of Lois and Richard Rosenthal. OIP could be discovered on the Net at law.uc.edu and @OhioInnocenceProject on Fb and Twitter.
Unique Title: Ship Me House
Format: 360 Video
Working time: 13 minutes
Director + Producer
There are a selection of the way to expertise Ship Me House, although we’ve outlined our suggestions for occasions under. Please word that each one occasions will want entry to a wifi connection. Ship Me House could be considered on a cell machine with headphones, on a cell machine inserted right into a cardboard headset with headphones, or a desktop laptop. We advocate one of many first two viewing strategies.
Choice 1: Auditorium setup with 10 stations consisting of a swivel chair and cardboard headset. Members would reserve a 15 min slot with the occasion coordinator prior to come back watch the movie within the lead as much as the beginning time of the occasion with audio system/talks/q&a.
Choice 2: A big open house comparable to a black field theater, fitness center or discipline home could possibly be used for folks to collect and watch the movie in the identical house however on their particular person gadgets (Seating supplied for individuals who are unable to face). Once more this is able to be a prelude to an occasion with audio system/talks/q&a.
*For Choice 1 & 2 – Members ought to obtain the YouTube app previous to the occasion. With out the YouTube app the movie won’t show accurately on a telephone or pill. Workers or volunteers must be obtainable to assist members load the movie and insert into the cardboard.
Choice 3: A laptop computer or different machine able to being linked to mission on a display could possibly be used to play the movie for your complete viewers, who can be seated. Somebody may (if desired) manipulate the 360 video or it could possibly be left to play by way of. This selection just isn’t optimum, because it won’t enable viewers to expertise the 360 movie or audio.