Gabo Arora is an award-winning filmmaker and Founder & Creative Director of LightShed, a virtual reality and social impact start-up. Formerly, he was a senior policy advisor and the UN's first-ever Creative Director, with over 15 years of humanitarian field experience, and has directed, produced and pioneered a series of widely acclaimed virtual reality documentaries (Clouds Over Sidra, Waves of Grace, My Mother's Wing, amongst others) for the United Nations that have all premiered at major film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca, featured at the World Economic Forum in Davos, screened at the White House, and have exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art's inaugural program on immersive storytelling.
Gabo is currently an advisor to numerous UN agencies, NGOs, and the private sector on the use of immersive tech to promote social causes. His work as been nominated for an Emmy, awarded a Cannes Lions, a Sheffield Doc/Fest award for best documentary.
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