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Inarritu debuts groundbreaking VR exhibit at Cannes

You walk along a high metal fence that once divided Arizona and Mexico and into a small holding cell where you are asked to take off your shoes and socks. All around you are the abandoned shoes of migrants who have been arrested by the border patrol. When a red light flashes, you enter a large chamber with a sand floor. A ragged band of migrants crossing an expansive desert swarms around you.

For a moment, in the dusty twilight, you join their flight.

This is part of Alejandro Inarritu's "Carne y Arena" (Virtually present, Physically invisible)," a visual art installation debuting this week at the Cannes Film Festival. It's the festival's first virtual reality...