Behind the Scenes: A Climate Change VR Storytelling Project

“Being a Fijian… I feel as though I have a very different perspective, a very different mandate than just research…”

Here’s a rare insight into my personal video diary on Day 2, behind the scenes of making a climate change story VR film in Fiji for COP23.


Special mention to Tom Perry from the World Bank, Tash Tan and Aiyana Merlo from S1T2, Alana Holmberg, Ken Cokanasiga and George Nacewa who were with me for this part of the trip.

Stay tuned, there is much more Pacific storytelling to come!


Arieta Tora Rika is a writer, Pacific storyteller, and Talanoa's Founder. With over 10 years of experience in social impact and non-profit communications across Australia and the Pacific, Arieta has dedicated her career to writing for positive change in vulnerable communities. She is currently a Communications Manager for The Salvation Army's aged care services, a part-time student at Western Sydney University as she completes a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), and a sometimes storyteller and cultural advisor for Talanoa.