MDC's Tower Theater
1508 SW 8th St


VR Experience


Dive headlong into the world of virtual reality with VR Escape, a sensorial extravaganza taking place at the Tower Theater. Partnering with MDC’s MAGIC (Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex), this thrilling exhibition will feature a selection of four 360° videos from RYOT, directed by Los Angeles-based, Puerto Rican artist and filmmaker Angel Manuel Soto, whose feature film La granja, or The Farm, was an official selection at the 33rd edition of the Festival. Presenting spectacularly rendered stories about refugees, and a natural disaster, VR Escape is an extra-cinematic experience not to be missed. –Diana Cadavid

After the Storm
In After the Storm you will witness the struggles of entire communities that were destroyed by Hurricane Matthew, creating the potential for cholera outbreaks in its wake.

Bashir’s Dream
Bashir’s Dream centers around Qusai Bashir Masaama, a 14-year-old Syrian refugee in Jordan who was shot in the back by a sniper while on a candy run.

Rich Port: Colonialism and Corruption in Puerto Rico
As Puerto Rico’s debt crisis deepens and legislators in Washington continue not to act, ordinary Puerto Ricans are taking matters into their own hands.

The World Inside Room
The World Inside Room” offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes journey onto the set of the highly suspenseful and deeply emotional film, allowing viewers an immersive look into the windowless, 10-by-10-foot space known simply as ‘Room’.

VR Escape-Director-Angel Manuel Soto

Angel Manuel Soto was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He has made numerous short films, among them In The Privacy Of My Home (2011), which screened at the Festival. The Farm (2015) is his feature directing and feature screenwriting debut.


RYOT is an immersive media company founded in 2012 by Bryn Mooser, David Darg, Molly Swenson and Martha Rogers, based in Los Angeles. It specializes in documentary film production, commercial production, virtual reality, augmented reality. RYOT is a citizen, not an enterprise. We’re creating a movement that people want to be a part of by building a community around protecting the beauty in our world. We know the revolution isn’t finished until it moves out of the speakeasy and into the tailgate.

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