I’m happy to announce that a new, virtual reality investigation of factory farming will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this month, and I’ll be hosting a discussion about how advocacy groups are using this new technology.
The film, “Operation Aspen,” was created by Condition One, the leader in virtual reality filming. Condition One also created “Melting Ice,” which was honored with being an official selection of Sundance this year.
Operation Aspen builds on the work of Condition One exposing animal cruelty through undercover investigations combined with cutting-edge virtual reality. They previously partnered with Animal Equality on a powerful VR investigation of factory farms. I was able to check out that investigation at an animal rights conference and was blown away.
On Friday, January 20th, the film will premiere at Sundance, and on Saturday I’ll be hosting a panel discussion on this new technology and ag-gag laws that criminalize whistleblowing and investigations of animal cruelty. I’ll be joined by Justin Marceau, professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and others to talk about strategy, security, and tactics.
The panel is at 5:30pm on Saturday, January 21st at 580 Main Street in Park City, Utah. If you happen to be at Sundance, I hope to see you there!