A Compelling 360 Degree Video Into a Favela-Immersive Journalism

In this VR video, Google produces a compelling 360-degree video that enables you to virtual travel in any direction and feels like you are actually there in a favela.


The favela is a slum in Rio within the urban areas, first built by soldiers who settled the area who had nowhere to live. Some of the first settlements were the African neighborhoods in the 19th century, where many former enslaved Africans moved in over the years.


Their prime locations house some of the city’s richest views to some of the poorest citizens. The favelas often portrayed as slums of violence and gang activities, constant ongoing for the control of drug trade by the residents of the favelas.

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Just how violent can this place be? Well, apparently a police helicopter was shot down killing 12 people, including two police officers during a rumble between two drug dealers.

Simple Guide on How To Watch and Interact W/ YouTube 360 Degree Video

From computer

YouTube supports playback of 360 videos from the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Safari is not supported.

From mobile and tablets

To watch and interact with YouTube 360 videos, be sure to you have updated your device with the latest version of the app.

For viewing YouTube videos, you will want to copy the title name below

Beyond the Map | 360 VR Video | A day in a Favela

then open the YouTube app, and paste into the search box.
For an immersive experience, you can watch 360 degree videos with Cardboard via the YouTube app. Once the 360 video is launched, simply click the Cardboard icon on the lower right corner and insert phone into the Cardboard

Author: VR Reporter

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