ASHLAND, Or. -- Virtual reality came to the Ashland Independent Film Festival this year. Brad Lichtenstein focuses on social issues documentaries.
Sunday he showed people what it's like to cross a line of protesters while accessing am abortion clinic. This was done by downloading an app, and placing smartphones in front of google cardboard viewers.
"I want in this case to give you a medium to have a very, kind of, flash experience of what it's like to go through something that's controversial and very intense," Lichtenstein said.
The filmmaker said the goggles make this an easy and accessible form of virtual reality.