Resource August 11, 2016

Meet the Journalist: Ben C. Solomon

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From the fall of the statue of Saddam Hussein in Firdaus Square to the self-immolation of a Tunisian...

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Ben C. Solomon filming in Iraq. Image courtesy of New York Times.
Ben C. Solomon filming in Iraq. Image courtesy of New York Times. Iraq, 2016.

"The Fight for Falluja" is a virtual reality film that allows viewers to experience, firsthand, the battles Iraqi forces endured to retake Falluja from ISIS in May and June. Ben C. Solomon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning filmmaker and video journalist for The New York Times, chronicles the push to retake the city and the aftermath, not just of that battle but of the larger war that has devastated the entire region. The 10-minute VR experience is available on the NYT VR app, YouTube and Facebook. Solomon discusses his project in this Meet the Journalist video.

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