The Choice

Canada2021documentary25'Virtual Reality na KFF (2023)

Debate about reproductive rights is often heated. But behind every family planning decision, there is a human story. The Choice is a virtual reality experience (VR) that lets us see from a different perspective the emotional and complex nature behind one woman’s choice. Meet Kristen, a young Indigenous woman from Austin, TX, who dreams of raising a family but instead finds herself facing a dehumanizing system working against her survival. The Choice blends techniques from traditional documentary storytelling, volumetric video capture, and animation to redefine not only how we tell these women’s stories but also the agency in which the audience experiences them and connects with the subject on a deep, emotional level.

directed by
Joanna Popińska, portret reżysera
Joanna Popińska

Tom C. Hall
animated by
Zoe Roellin
Janal Bechthold
Kadr z filmu The Choice