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Anne Frank's story to be told in new virtual reality film

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Anne Frank’s story is one of the most well-known of all time, and now a new virtual reality film will enable the public to experience it like never before.

Producer Jonah Hirsch and filmmaker Danny Abrahms are creating the new film Anne, which, through virtual reality technology, will recreate history and go back to the early 1940s, giving audiences the feel of being in the secret annex with Frank and the others hiding from Nazi persecution. “To experience this film will be to immerse oneself into a place and time, to move about a room, amongst the people, and sense the moment in a way never possible before [virtual reality],” says Abrahms, who will write and direct the film.

The picture below is an early design of the room in the annex where Frank lived for over two years. The incredible detail includes the actual diary where she would write down her experiences.

Jonah Hirsch

Anne comes on the heels of the success of Hirsch’s virtual reality Wright Brothers film, First, that documented Wilbur and Orville Wright’s path to achieving the first manned flight.

“VR to me is this new, amazing tool that can allow viewers to connect with people and events like never before,” Abrahms adds. “I wanted to create a VR experience that connected viewers with arguably the most significant event in human history (World War II / The Holocaust) and I couldn’t think of a better way to explore this subject matter than through the story of Anne Frank.”