Virtual Reality Film Aims to Raise Funds by Giving Nepal Quake Experience

Los Angeles-based film company RYOT, has released a virtual reality film which aims to help raise funds for the survivors of last month's earthquake in Nepal, by giving viewers a first-hand experience of the disaster's aftermath. RYOT, which produces news stories for audiences to act on, shot the footage in the days following the 7.8 magnitude quake which struck the impoverished nation on April 25, killing more than 8,000 people. "As film-makers, we always try to have people understand the magnitude of a disaster but it's difficult in traditional video," said David Darg, RYOT's director and co-founder, who traveled to Nepal in the quake's aftermath.