About contrast immersive studio

Contrast is Al Jazeera’s Immersive Storytelling Studio

We explore underreported diverse stories from and about marginalized communities and developing countries.


Contrast produces unique and immersive content that pushes the boundaries of narrative storytelling while transporting viewers to the people and cultures hit hardest by inequality and conflict. Our mission is to highlight underreported stories and utilise emerging technologies to create work that is both authentic and conscious.


Zahra Rasool
Editorial Lead

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Maria Fernanda Lauret
VR Post Production

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Viktorija Mickute

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Joi Lee

Elia Ghorbiah

Elia Ghorbiah

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Sebastien Billard Arbelaez
Operational Coordinator

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Maryam Kazeem


The Contrast App

Al Jazeera Contrast is our first app, launched and available on Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR. We group content into thematic, in-depth experiences – rather than a string of one-off VR pieces — so our audiences can fully grasp an issue!

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