BELONGING is a beta short 3D virtual reality film that gives the viewer an experience of unconscious gender bias and microaggressions in the workplace through different gender points of view.
The film is set inside a Silicon Valley engineering/design company and features a product design team brainstorming the name of its forthcoming tech product. Biases emerge and people react poorly.
An award-winning global women’s human rights leader, Amy Logan is executive producer and writer of “Belonging” (2018), her first 3D virtual reality film. She is Founder & CEO of Gender Innovation, which helps companies integrate gender equality into their cultures and systems. She is President of the Board of the US National Committee for UN Women San Francisco Bay Area where she founded the Global Voices Film Festival. Amy was featured in and helped produce the documentary THE PRICE OF HONOR (2014), about “honor killings” in the US, which she screened in the US Capitol with three Congresswomen, the Department of Justice, World Bank Gender Group and the UN. Amy is the author of the novel, The Seven Perfumes of Sacrifice, and a TEDx and U.S. State Department speaker.
Stacy McKenzie is a San Francisco based producer, director, editor and cinematographer filming anything from commercial projects to VR narratives with an unrelenting passion for visual storytelling and cinematography. Her company is Optical North Productions.
Kathy Royer, Jennifer Hanlon, Amy Logan
DIRECTOR, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, EDITOR
WRITER AND PRODUCER
Skye Hawthorne, Anne Cushman, Vaughan Logan
Thanks to FutureBrand Speck Design for lending us the location to shoot BELONGING!
THE WORLD PREMIERE
BELONGING’s World Premiere was on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the United Nations’ 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Parallel Event, “Disrupting Discrimination: San Francisco Tech Tools to Advance Gender Equity,” sponsored by the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women. Panelists include Amy Logan & Stacy McKenzie, BELONGING filmmakers; Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Schwab Foundation; Nithya Sambasivan, Google/YouTube Impact; Marnie Webb, Caravan Studios; and Antonia Lavine, SF Collaborative Against Human Trafficking.
Thanks to Google for donating 200 Google Cardboard VR Viewers for this event!