Inside Impact is a Virtual Reality (VR) film series by Matter Unlimited featuring stories of positive social impact from around the globe. Our goal is to increase empathy and drive action to better the condition of our ever-changing interconnected world.

    AS SEEN ON

The first film, produced and directed by Felix and Paul Studios, takes you on a journey with President Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative for an unforgettable first-hand look at their efforts in action in Kenya and Tanzania.

Watch President Bill Clinton present Inside Impact: East Africa in his opening remarks at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting

STORIES

  • Gikomba Market

    The Gikomba Market in Nairobi, Kenya is a public market overflowing with vendors and buyers of all kinds. Over the last decade, Africa’s internet and mobile broadband penetration rates are the fastest growing in the world and the rise of technology is leading to innovation in virtually all aspects of life, from entrepreneurship to health to personal finance. It is an introduction to the Clinton Global Initiative’s vision of a more entrepreneurial Africa, transforming demographics and economy beyond expectations.

  • Kibera

    Kibera is the largest urban slum in Africa, with the total population estimated at well over 1,000,000 living in and around the Kenyan slum. Conditions in the slum are extremely poor, and most of its residents lack access to basic services, including electricity, running water, education and healthcare even though there are many residents living with health issues caused by poor hygiene. Cases of HIV and AIDS are prevalent too. Most of the residents live in extreme poverty, earning less than $1.00 per day and unemployment rates are high. While there is incredible progress to show, Kibera is an indicator of the barriers to overcome and the work ahead in East Africa.

  • Modern Nairobi

    Not far from the slums of Kibera is a bustling and modern metropolitan area of Nairobi. As the epicenter of technology and commerce in Kenya, it serves as a model for the rise of entrepreneurship, commerce, and innovation for all of Africa.

MAKING-OF

In May, 2015, President Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative took a journey to East Africa to explore their commitments to the area. Documenting the experience along the way were a team of creative agencies, storytellers, filmmakers and technologists from Matter Unlimited, Felix and Paul Studios and M ss ng P eces.

  • A boy from Tanzania experiences VR for the first time.
  • The crew.
  • The crew watches the monitor and discusses the shot at the Solar Sisters location.
  • Our video village was inside this truck when we filmed the Gikomba Market in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • A group of students at the Farasi school in Kenya.
  • Navigating the alleyways of the Kibera slums with all of our camera equipment.
  • Executive Producer Robert Holzer from Matter Unlimited with Directors Paul Raphael and Felix Lajeunesse.
  • Hanging out near our set in the Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Robert Holzer from Matter Unlimited helps a girl at the Farasi school experience VR for the first time.
It’s clear that future of impact is becoming a reality in Africa. President Clinton
In Virtual Reality… the viewer is there – they are no longer part of the obstruction, the camera. When people within the virtual reality world look at the viewer, it feels very personal. Felix and Paul, Filmmakers

SCREENINGS

See the VR Experience as it goes on tour to festivals around the country and events around the world.

  • 9/23 - 9/25

    Oculus Connect

    Los Angeles, CA

  • 9/27 - 9/29

    Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

    New York, NY

  • 10/07 - 10/08

    Future Of Storytelling

    New York, NY

  • 10/22 - 10/24

    PopTech

    Camden, ME

  • 11/13 - 11/16

    Summit At Sea

    Miami, FL

  • 11/18

    Social Innovation Summit

    San Fransisco, CA

  • 3/5 - 3/6

    Social Enterprise Conference

    Harvard University

  • 3/15/2016

    SXSW

    Austin, TX

  • 4/19/16

    eMERGE Americas

    Miami, FL

  • 4/19/2016

    Tribeca Film Festival

    New York City, NY