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As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow high adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality.

The Oscar winning director on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiered her first VR experience, Protectors: Walk in the Rangers Shoes, an eight minute, 360 degree plunge into the lives of the Garamba National Park rangers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Bigelow directed it with Imraan Ismail, a virtual reality veteran, and the two used the nascent, immersive medium to give a full sense of the dangers the 200 ragtag rangers face daily in guarding the Delaware sized park, including its hundreds of perishing elephants, from the constant plundering of poachers and gunmen.

most important thing was to put a human face on this issue, Bigelow said in an interview alongside Ismail in the back room of a Tribeca restaurant. hope was that if the eyes of the world realized and recognized the kind of sacrifice they making, then perhaps not only could they be better equipped but it also might raise recruitment. Geographic will release the film May 1 on the VR app Within, and on YouTube and Facebook360 the following week. It a co production of the VR company Here Be Dragons and the film production company Annapurna Pictures making it a kind of fusion of both worlds.

Even in its brief eight minutes, viewers of Protectors will readily recognize the same cinematic command Bigelow brought to her Academy Award winner Hurt Locker and her most recent film, the Osama bin Laden hunt thriller Dark Thirty. Protectors follows the rangers through the tall grass, on the trail of poachers and in an apparent fire fight with attackers. In one memorable shot, a helicopter lands right on top of the viewer.

Bigelow virtual reality debut left her excited for its journalistic potential to inform and foster empathy.

love it, Bigelow said of the medium. think it all about content, though. It not tech first; it content first.

opens up corridors to awareness and information about social geopolitical issues that you would otherwise have very little access to, she added. the beauty of journalism is to bring you to environments, stories, profiles of people that you otherwise have little or no access to. I think what beautiful is the piece is that it very objective. Here are these men and these are their thoughts. It very intimate and yet what they doing is so profound. number of big name filmmakers have recently tried their hand at VR, including Jon Favreau and Alejandro Inarritu,
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who to debut a virtual reality work next month at the Cannes Film Festival.

But Bigelow, 65, may be the most significant of the bunch because of her interest in getting as close as possible to her subjects and in combining storytelling with journalism.

Ismail, too, has a journalistic sensibility. His award winning Displaced, a New York Times VR film Ismail co directed, followed three children refugees from Syria, Ukraine and Sudan.

With Protectors, he said: we able to tell some of that story and make this complex, abstract position something a little more granular that you can grasp. And you can be like: guy, I feel for him. does Bigelow see great potential in virtual reality?

to say, she responds. think so, if the desire to use it is content driven and you want to have it be an experiential, totally immersive, empathetic understanding of the subject, then, yes, 100 per cent. Not that film can do that. Film, of course, can do that. But the beauty of this is there is a kind of factor that it provides. exciting is how physical it is. The sound is dictating your movement. It like, the helicopter is landing on top of you and then a guy is jumping out the back of it. It pulls you around, said Bigelow. not passive. I always think, though, (in movies),
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there is engagement. The screen asks you to lean in and you ask the screen to interact and you kind of meet in the middle. But what great here is there is no passive opportunity to experience this.

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there may be some closures. start, Friday, Sept. 1Shade’s Mills Park,
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450 Avenue Rd., CambridgeBefore you get back to the grind of school drop off, homework and busy nights,
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take a night to relax with a movie under the stars. The movie is Smurfs: The Lost Village the latest in the most recent string of flicks involving these little blue trolls that are just three apples tall.TheMuseum, 10 King St. West, KitchenerThere are a few different things to take in at TheMuseum this weekend,
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including making your own bird feeder to help our feathered friends make it through the colder months ahead. Take in Maverick the Dinosaur in a live show or check out A Cause for Celebration? First Things First. TheMuseum will be closed after the Labour Day weekend for a month for lighting upgrades, so if there’s something you’ve wanted to see and haven’t made it in, this is your weekend to do it.
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Watch out Zara, there’s a new boy in town. Fast growing Polish fashion chain Reserved opened the doors to its flagship Oxford Street store on Wednesday morning.

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Home3amStyleKate Middleton, Duchess of CambridgeKate Middleton’s second royal tour of Canada in dresses: What Kate wore for her 2016 visitSee the dresses, coats, casual wear, jewellery and accessories from designer names and high street favourites in our picture and shopping guide to the Duchess of Cambridge’s tour drobeDanielle StaceyMagazine Online Content Editor18:44, 26 SEP 2017Updated18:45, 26 SEP 2017Get celebs updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailKate Middleton returned to Canada in September 2016 the destination for her first Royal tour just a few months after she married Prince William .That visit in July 2011 set the tone for the Duchess of Cambridge’s style on future tours ,
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so we expected to see a mix of designer and high street outfits, some new names, nods to Canada in colours, motifs and labels, and dress down looks in skinny jeans too.Plus of course her nude heels, and matching accessories.The biggest change on this trip is Kate didn’t just travel with her husband, they had Prince George and Princess Charlotte with them too and Royal fans will be looking forward to seeing what they’re wearing too.All George and Charlotte’s Canada tour outfitsAnd perhaps this time next year, we’ll see the whole family abroad again, with royal baby number three in tow.(Image: Rex Features)We predicted that she’d pack a blazer from Canadian brand Smythe and hoped to see Kate in another colourway and she chose army green. The linen fitted jacket has of course sold out virtually everywhere.The navy version first appeared on the North America tour in 2011 and Kate has been spotted in a number of times since most recently for her visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall.As well as paying homage to the host nation,
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Kate flew the flag for British fashion in a semi sheer ivory spot blouse, from Somerset by Alice Temperley . The Duchess is a big fan of the brand, particularly their lace evening dresses, most recently of which we saw her wearing on the royal tour of India with a monochrome frock for a garden party and a beautiful jade number to meet the Prime Minister .It has taken a while, but the Duchess stepped out in a Canadian label on day five of the visit.Kate has previously worn Canadian labels Erdem and Smythe , and she added Sentaler to her wardrobe in the form of a grey wrap. The label is a favourite with Sophie Gr wife of the Canadian Prime Minister and a companion on the first two days of the tour.The Duchess certainly kept the same accessories as earlier in the day, as she again wore her nude LK Bennett Fern pumps and Nina clutch , plus her new green onyx Monica Vinader Siren earrings .But her hair had been given a light restyle, with a small amount drawn back from her face and held with two small hair claws.
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Home3amStyleKate Middleton, Duchess of CambridgeKate Middleton’s royal tour 2016 in dresses: What Kate wore in India and Bhutan picturesThe Duchess of Cambridge packed her bags for another royal tour. See all her dresses, casual wear, jewellery and accessories from designer outfits to thriftier finds from high street favourites with our picture guide to Kate Middleton’s latest tour drobe10:32, 10 APR 2017All Kate Middleton’s outfits on the 2016 royal tour of India and BhutanGet celebs updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe,
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try again laterInvalid EmailKate Middleton completed her fourth royal tour as the Duchess of Cambridge in April 2016 and, just as on her previous trips, she gave us a fashion treat.Kate’s previous visits to Canada and the USA in 2011, the Far East in 2012 and Australia and New Zealand two years ago have brought a mixture of favourite designers and new names.The Duchess usually delights her hosts by showcasing local favourites, some of whom go on to become regular names in her wardrobe, as Erdem did after Kate’s trip to Canada.And last year’s tour was very much in the same vein albeit with its own very distinctive style as Kate embraced elaborate Indian style embroidery and patterns.The varied itinerary for William and Kate’s royal tour of India and Bhutan had everything from red carpet galas to hiking,
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so she needed a tour drobe to match.Prince William and Kate Middleton heading to Canada on first Royal tour with George and CharlotteOutfit 18: Kate wears Naeem Khan in Diana’s footsteps at the Taj Mahal The most highly anticipated engagement of the tour was saved for last and Kate chose a suitably memorable outfit for the visit.(Image: Dominic Lipinski WPA Pool/Getty Images)In the pictures it almost looks like beads strung together, but in fact it is a delicately embroidered fabric.The embroidered tulle gown’s listing on Net A Porter describes the dress as “intricately embroidered with retro inspired florals in shades of sky blue, orange, green and brown.”The slit sides ensure ease of movement, while the smooth lining gives comfortable coverage. The red bead embellishments mean there’s no need for a necklace.”Kate showed off the side splits in the dress as she set off.THIMPHU, BHUTAN APRIL 14: Prince William,
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Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave their hotel for a dinner with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema on April 14, 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan. (Photo by UK Press Pool/Getty Images)(Image: UK Press Pool/Getty Images)The Duchess wrapped up with a red basket weave pashmina stole from Pickett London. The cashmere and silk wrap is made in Nepal.Kate’s shoes looked to be the same ones she wore with the black and white Temperley dress in Delhi (Outfit 5), although the black suede Gianvito Rossi Criss Cross or Sisley sandals can be seen far more clearly this time.(Image: PA)But the Duchess gave another outing to a gold Emilia Wickstead coat dress which she previously wore to the Order of the Thistle ceremony in 2012.And after the problems with her previous Wickstead outfit on this tour (see Outfit 4), with her skirt flying up as she stood at a war memorial in New Delhi,
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not to mention the windy arrival in New Zealand two years ago, the heavier fabric of this coat would have been reassuring.

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Home3amStyleKate Middleton, Duchess of CambridgeKate Middleton’s best workwear looks as she steps up her royal duties this yearWe’re expecting to see a lot more of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this year, as the Queen hands over some of her work to the younger royalsByDanielle StaceyMagazine Online Content Editor13:07, 20 APR 2017Updated17:19, 20 APR 2017A look back of some of Kate’s best office chic looks Get celebs updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe,
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try again laterInvalid EmailAs announced in December, the Queen has stepped down from 25 of the 600 organisations she is patron of, giving them to younger members of the royal family.The Duchess of Cambridge will take over as Wimbledon patron, as well as Barnardo’s, Save the Children UK and the NSPCC, so we’re expecting to see a lot more of Kate this year.And of course,
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every time Kate makes an appearance, everyone always loves to see what she’s wearing and where they can get her look.While the Duchess noticeably experimented with her style and wore new labels last year, particularly on the tours of India and Canada, will she dig out some wardrobe classics from the last few years for her royal engagements?Kate Middleton kick starts the new year in a regal royal blue Eponine London coat dressKate has sported some gorgeous workwear looks in the past and she got things off to a bold start this year with her blue Eponine London coat to visit the Anna Freud centre and an emerald green Hobbs suit for a tour of East Anglia Children’s Hospices.Here we look back on some of her best office inspired style and wardrobe staples.Dresses We’d love to have a whole wardrobe of dresses like Kate’s and she’s certainly spoilt for choice in that department. We also saw her in it again during the 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand.The belt cinches her in at the waist and a cap sleeve like this is perfect for the summer months, if you don’t feel comfortable wearing a strappy or sleeveless dress for the office.But if you do work in a busy, fast paced environment,
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the length is easy to run around or play table tennis in like Kate!(Image: Rex)More block colours from Kate, from another high street brand and one of her favourites LK Bennett . She wore the snorkel blue Detroit dress twice in 2014 and the three quarter length sleeves and notch collar neckline make it a perfect transitional piece. We wouldn’t be surprised if we saw her in it again within the next couple of months.We all know the Duchess loves a little red dress and she wore the brand’s fit and flare Cayla dress to Wimbledon in 2015. Similar to the Eugenia style we saw her in last year, she added a touch of print with her DVF leopard clutch.While most of these dresses have sold out, LK Bennett’s latest collection features the Vivi Roca style which we can totally see Kate wearing.Kate Middleton’s love for Alexander McQueen: 5 reasons why the British label is her go to designerJust like us non royals, Kate has a few dresses which are suitable for work and play. This red Alexander McQueen frock is one of her favourites and we’ve seen her wear it on three occasions for the Queen’s jubilee in 2012,
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an arts reception in 2014 and for the Anna Freud charity Christmas party in 2015.

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Kate Middleton wraps up warm for winter as she mum to be attends second public event in two daysPreviously the Duchess reportedly missed out on taking George to school on his first day due to mourning sickness10:59, 8 NOV 2017Updated14:21, 8 NOV 2017Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailKate Middleton has attended her second public event in two days, as the pregnant mum wrapped up warm for winter.The Duchess of Cambridge wore maroon at the Place2Be school leaders forum, waving to the crowds as she braved the icy London weather.Arriving at the event this morning Kate kept her little black clutch bag in front of her growing stomach, managing to hide her barely visible bump for the majority of her introductions.She teamed her cosy outfit,
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thought to be the Eloise Tunic Dress from Goat, with a pair of black tights and suede court shoes as she prepared to open the mental health conference.Expert speakers at the forum are looking at how how schools can provide practical support to children, young people and their families.The Duchess of Cambridge proved she has a lot in common with her potential future sister in law as she was wearing a longer version of the dress Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle once stepped out in.Kate, who is four months pregnant with her third child, dazzled in the Diane von Furstenberg Zarita lace outfit at the charity bash at Kensington Gardens orangery.Probably unbeknown to her, Meghan also stepped out in a shorter version of the same dress in February 2012 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, to an event encouraging tolerance and acceptance.It is actually the second time Kate has worn her version of the dress the first was in November 2014 to the Royal Variety Show when she was pregnant with Princess Charlotte.Prince William branded a hypocrite for warning world is over populatedKate,
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who is due to give birth next April, had stayed away from the spotlight for a while following the announcement of her third pregnancy.Earlier this month, she made her first public appearance since Kensington Palace revealed that she is expecting at a World Mental Health celebration and her husband Prince William let slip she had passed the 12 week mark in September.Since then, she has been spotted with Prince William and Prince Harry at different charity events.Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry have already found a hashtag for their mental health advocacy.The royal trio, through The Royal Foundation, applied a trademark for hashtag stopspeaksupport .The hashtag will be used in printed matter, banners,
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posters, instructional and teaching materials and promotional and campaign ads that are all related to mental health.

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HomeNewsUK NewsKate Middleton dressKate Middleton royal tour of Canada and USA in dresses: Complete guide to the Duchess of Cambridge’s outfitsKate Middleton became a style icon when she appeared with Prince William for their engagement announcement and her blue Issa dress became an instant must have.13:11, 13 JUL 2011Updated16:50, 22 FEB 2016Kate Middleton polo outfit Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailKate Middleton became a style icon when she appeared with Prince William for their engagement announcement and her blue Issa dress became an instant must have.After April’s royal wedding, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their first royal tour in June,
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visiting Canada and the USA.And with the eyes of the world watching their every move, Kate wore an array of outfits from couture designers and from high street chain stores.Here is Kate’s Canada and tour in dresses. Not to mention earrings, bags, shoes, belts and cowboy hatsJuly 10 Los AngelesAfter a number of designer numbers on the tour, Kate’s final outfit of the trip was from high street chain Whistles.Kate chose a navy and white croched top over a knee length pleated white skirt.She teamed it with blue heels and her sapphire earrings,
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She’s an avid tennis fan who has landed the coveted role of patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Croquet Club and the plum job of handing out the trophies to this year’s champions.

And despite Andy Murray’s first round match being interrupted twice after the heaven’s opened, Kate refused to let the wet weather put a dampener on things as she put on a passionate display of support for the Scot.

TheDuchess of Cambridgewas paying her first visit toWimbledonas royal patron, after taking on the role from the Queen, and had a front row seat in the Royal Box to see Andy, 30, take onRussian Alexander Bublik, 20, who representsKazakhstan.

But it certainly the hold ups certainly didn’t diminish Kate’s excitement as she clapped and cheered and even appeared to pump the air with her fist at one point as she avidly followed the action on court.

Just when we were starting to think the ever impeccably turned out Duchess of Cambridge only wears recycled coat dresses and skirt suits,
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she goes and surprises us.

Last week Kate debuted a brand new dress by Gucci and now today at Wimbledon, she once again chose a new ensemble, obviously keen to impress as Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. This time it a sweet dress by Dolce Gabbana paired with a Victoria Beckham tote and earrings by Oscar de la Renta.

The black and white colorway of the dress is chic and perfect for summer, while the elegant knee length finish is a great choice for Wimbledon. Polka dots are a classic print that can be worn again and again, so a dress like Kate is always going to be a sound investment.

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And it may well have crossed the mind of the world number eight that the Duchess bears more than a striking resemblance to his girlfriend Romana Exenberger, a former beauty queen with the same flowing brunette locks and porcelain skin.

The pair met at a sports awards in 2015 and Romana, also from Austria, combines her career as a PA with blogging about travel.

An animated Kate chats to Philip Brook and the Queen’s cousin,
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the Duke of Kent in the Royal Box

The Duchess ensured she stood out from the crowd today in a polka dot dress by D and ditched her customary nude court shoes in favour of on trend black sandals.

Her usual clutch bag was also left at home with the royal opting for a white tote by Victoria Beckham instead.

Prior to the start of play, Kate met some of The Championships’ ball boys and ball girls, to hear more about their experiences of the tournament, and was introduced to tennis legend Martina Navratilova as well as former world number one player Kim Clijsters.

And shetold two ball girls and a boy that their work ‘makes the game happen’.

The Duchess was in prime position between Philip Brook, chairman of theAll England Lawn Tennis Club and his wife Gill

‘It makes such a difference to the players, your professionalism,’ she said. ‘You look so smart.’

She also chatted to staff who play a pivotal role each year, including the tournament’s stewards and its medical and safety teams.

This is the Duchess’ first visit to The Championships as Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Croquet Club,
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which hosts the Wimbledon championships.

The mother of two has taken on patronage of the All England Club after it was handed to her by Her Majesty the Queen

She was handed the patronage by the Queen after Her Majesty enjoyed 64 years in the role as she sought to reduce her workload following her 90th birthday.

Her role means she’s been handed the plum job of presenting the trophies to the champions, taking over from theQueen’s cousin The Duke of Kent who has performed the role for 40 years.

After her meet and greet session, Kate took her seat in the royal box to watchAndy Murray take onAlexander Bublik of Russia, 20, ranked 134, who earned his place in the tournament after another player pulled out through injury.

Fans without Centre or Number One court tickets still have a chance to see British players in action, with Cameron Norrie, Heather Watson,
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Aljaz Bedene, Laura Robson and Naomi Broady all set to play.

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Kate Middleton nearly takes a tumble after getting her shoe’s heel caught in a drain coverThe Duchess of Cambridge had to grab hold of husband Prince William’s arm to steady herself during the awkward moment at the Irish Guards parade13:40, 17 MAR 2013Updated08:39, 18 MAR 2013Baby talk: Kate shared her preference as she chatted to the Irish Guards Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPregnant Kate Middleton nearly took a tumble yesterday after getting her shoe’s heel caught in a drain cover.The Duchess of Cambridge had to grab hold of husband Prince William’s arm to steady herself during the awkward moment at the Irish Guards parade.After regaining her composure she told soldiders she wants a baby boy and is ready for the sleepless nights ahead.Kate chatted opening about her hopes for her first child while handing out shamrocks to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards for St Patrick’s Day.(Image: Ian Vogler / Daily Mirror)Guardsman Lee Wheeler,
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29, said: “I asked her ‘Do you know if it’s a girl or a boy?’ and she said ‘Not yet’. She said ‘I’d like to have a boy and William would like a girl’.””That’s always the way.”I asked her if she had any names and she said no.”I said I suppose you have to stick to traditional names.”Lee, who has a 22 month old son Harrison who he spends time away from because of his job, continued: “She asked me if I miss him.”I said very much.”Her comments came despite the Mirror revealing two weeks ago that Kate, 31,
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may have accidentally let it slip that the couple were expecting a daughter as she chatted to crowds in Grimsby, Lincs.Guardsman Wheeler said Kate told him she had not come up with any names.And Sergeant Thomas Laven, who has a seven month old son, added: “I said ‘you’ve got sleepless nights to come’. She said she was prepared for it.”But it was not only the confusion over the royal baby’s gender that caught attention at Mons Barracks, in Aldershot,
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Hants.In the same coat she wore for the ceremony last year, Kate almost took a tumble in the rain as her stiletto got stuck in a drain.