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It's long been said that video is the most empathetic medium. But, that was before virtual reality was a thing--and a relatively common thing at that. With virtual reality, we can actually place ourselves in the lives of others.

In October, StoryLab will be visiting Zambia to train PET New Lift Zambia Center how to use smartphones to tell stories, but also to help StoryUp Studios shoot a virtual reality film from the perspective of a disabled person who must crawl on the ground to get around.

Here's just a little something about the power of video, and the potential of virtual reality.