Equator 360

12 min
5 episodes
Equator 360 is a five-part Cinematic Virtual Reality journey that takes viewers around the globe to experience the magical, mysterious, and beautiful ribbon of ecological diversity we call the Equator.

The Centre of the World

The shamans of Yuruparí live directly on the equator, In the Amazonian forests in south-eastern Colombia. Their sacred sites are spread out in a network placed exactly on the equatorial line. The Yuruparí believe they live at the centre of the world, and that it is their duty to preserve the balance of the planet through their spiritual work.

The Lying Stars

The Gabbra people of the Chalbi desert in northern Kenya still roam the desert with their camels. As the draughts grow longer, these desert nomads know how to manage their resources, and follow the passing of the sun and the moon in the rituals that allows them to predict the rainy season they depend on. But after a 10 year long drought, Barille is wondering if the stars are lying to them.

The Above and the Below

The Bajau Laut people of South East Asia have been living on the sea for millennia. Eschewing a land based existence these ocean nomads follow the wind and tides to better fishing grounds. They know no borders, their free-roaming culture increasingly clashing with the modern world, overfishing, and changing weather.

The Great Mother

The Kogi priests from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia have passed on their ancestral knowledge for thousands of years. They recognize themselves as the spiritual caretakers of our earth, the Great Mother. Mamo Senchina teaches us, the Little Brothers, how to build a proper house that will be lined up with the sun, the moon, the stars and the seasons, to honour and nurture the Great Mother.

General informations

Director :
Nicolas Jolliet
Producer :
Irene Vandertop

Type :
Virtual Reality - 360 Video
Genres :
Documentary

Production companies :
Arte France, DEEP Inc., Liquid Cinema, Discovery, NHK
Financial partners :
The Bell Fund, OMDC
Distributed by :
Diversion cinema

Crew & cast

Executive Producer :
Thomas Wallner
Composer :
Nicolas Jolliet
Cinematographer :
Nicolas Jolliet
Associate Producer :
Ashley Brook
Co-Director :
Diana Rico , Richard Decaillet

Festivals

2020
2019
2018