Damming the Nile in 360 video: Episode 1 – BBC News

Ethiopia is a country with big ambitions, and they don’t come much bigger than the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Africa’s largest hydroelectric power project is two thirds finished and the dam can already control the flow of the Blue Nile, which is deeply upsetting downstream Egypt who they didn’t consult before building started. In the first part of the BBC News Virtual Reality documentary series “Damming The Nile” you’ll be taken on a journey from the sacred source of the Blue Nile, down waterfalls and through canyons to see this giant dam being built. You’ll travel on East Africa’s first metro train, go for a traditional Ethiopian lunch to hear why people are paying for this multi-billion dollar project, see the extent of Ethiopia’s growth and ambitions, and hear the government’s view on the political crisis the dam project has created. When finished, watch episode 2.

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  1. Mahmoud Mostafa says:

    I really didn't enjoy the 3d video . because of it the video is too long i guess . and tracking the talking people with every scene change not funny .. not funny .. the video needs to be displayd in very high quality to get it .

  2. Miss Miss says:


  3. 4ugot2cthis says:

    Having seen the item on the BBC 10 o'clock news and then having watched this on my htc vive. This has a far greater impact. I like the way the reporter introduces the culture of Ethiopia as well as explaining the Ethiopian point of view of the dam. And the meal looked good to!

  4. Gema Alfandra says:

    Better of thef in City add theroon square land offiver and busness ergemieni market from Africa.

  5. cary bary says:

    Never mind that. You been dodging corbyn scandal. Bbcnews didn’t even interrogate corbyn. Time to axe the tv license.

  6. Stephen Bell says:

    I liked it. 360 degrees works well I think. Glad to have it in 4K. By the way, thanks for the glass of water, very courteous and a nice touch. 🙂

  7. Egypt has grown quite a bit ! lol
    If that satellite image is real how do you fit the rest of the World.. Usual CGI cartoons !

  8. Mika Joel Sellers French says:

    You shouldn't have made the audio 360. It gets too quiet if you look away from the audio source (using sterio speakers)

  9. bircruz555 says:

    The moment I noticed it was produced by BBC, I suspected the same nauseating hyperbole that has become such a characteristic feature of British journalism. Once I clicked on the video and began watching it I was not surprised. There will not be war. In spite of what you are conditioned to report, war is not to anyone's benefit. Certainly not to a downstream nation as Egypt. It would be suicidal, if you get my drift. What kind of idiocy would that be to take other nations' resources by force? Colonial days are long gone. But you cannot help framing it in terms of an impending war, can you?

  10. raytrevor1 says:

    No mention in the program that the populations of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are rocketing. The dam is irrelevant. There soon will not be enough water for any of the countries, unless they address that problem.

  11. Billy G H says:

    WOW what a total bulshit is Egyptians talking.They build the ASWAN DAM for their own economical benefit without involving anyone and now they complaining and blaming ETHIOPIA for building their own DAM .👏👏👏👏

  12. juliet solomon says:

    i havent seen it but i can tell u whos side zey r on……we said enough modern day slavery i swear i cant understand wh white and arab still think they can control blacks for Gods sake we are in 21st century

  13. Dilnessa I says:

    Not everyone is ready for 3D because not everyone has the VR glasses yet. It was annoying have to turn it with ur hands. Slow down bbc

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