Contrast VR

Experience what it feels like
to be immersed in the story.
See the news from the front lines.

Videos from Contrast VR

Explore our archive of immersive content by selecting a video below


Contrast VR is Al Jazeera's new immersive media studio

Pioneering storytelling and technology empower our award-winning journalism

Immersive experiences

Contrast VR co-produces and distributes immersive content transporting audiences deep into the depth of each story

Deep, Rich Originals

“Contrast VR Originals” include high end documentaries about the most pressing regional and global issues

Al Jazeera stories

Contrast VR serves as a central hub to discover all of Al Jazeera's diverse and courageous 360 and VR videos

360 VR and Beyond

Wherever the story leads, Contrast VR applies powerful new techniques and technology to produce strong, meaningful content

Coming Soon from CONTRAST VR

Witness the complex difficulties of indigenous life in Malaysia
See the effects of deforestation on local industries in North Africa
Visit a farm destroyed by an oil spill in Nigeria
Experience stories around the world in immersive 360-degree videos from across Al Jazeera's network

How to Watch

Content from Contrast VR is available across a variety of platforms

Desktop / Laptop

Play our content from Facebook or YouTube and use your pointer or keyboard to rotate the view

Mobile / Apps

Launch our videos from Facebook or YouTube on your mobile device and move your phone/tablet to rotate the view

Mobile VR Devices

Use a mobile-based VR display such as Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream/Cardboard

SOON: Desktop VR Devices

Using a HMD such as Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, you will be able to access our videos using the official video apps

Contrast VR is a project from the Al Jazeera Canvas team
Find out more by visiting the Canvas website