From the USC Shoah Foundation:
USC Shoah Foundation is announcing the release of Lala, a virtual reality film and educational resource that tells the true story of a dog that brightened the lives of a family interned by the Nazis in a ghetto in Poland during the Holocaust.
Lala is both an immersive film for general audiences and an educational tool for students as young as grade five. The film is accessible in IWitness, the award-winning educational website from USC Shoah Foundation that uses testimonies – personal stories – from survivors and witnesses of genocide to teach students worldwide the importance of compassion and in bringing about positive societal change.
Developed by USC Shoah Foundation in partnership with Discovery Communications and Discovery Education, the film is packaged with activities, testimony clips and other resources for teachers in grades five through seven.
Offering a 360-degree experience, the six-minute film is a product of USC Shoah Foundation’s Stronger Than Hate initiative to support educators by providing them with tools and training that will help educators, student leaders and policy makers engage audiences responsibly and confidently in discussions around hate and intolerance.
Narrated by 88-year-old Holocaust survivor Roman Kent, a lifetime member of USC Shoah Foundation’s Board of Councilors, Lala is based on the children’s book he penned, “My Dog Lala.”