Virtual Reality(VR) technology is helping us understand human rights violations better.

Festival goers can get to experience of a selection of VR stories at our booth on Level 2 (above the PJLive Arts Theatre.) The booth will be opened from 2.00pm – 8.00pm on the weekends and 8.00pm – 10.00pm on Monday, 4th September 2017.

6x9: A Virtual Experience of Solitary Confinement

By: Francesca Panetta, Lindsay Poulton, UK, 2016 (10 min.)

Experience total isolation for a few minutes and discover the depressing feelings associated with enforced solitude of prisoners, which has potential permanent psychological effects.

Cardboard Crash

By: Vincent McCurley, Canada, 2015, (10 min.)

This animated documentary game addresses choices made by players who sometimes have to become authors of fate in this game such as trying to resolve ethical and philosophical dilemma of who lives and who dies.

iAnimal

By: Toni Shephard, Sharon Nunez, 2016 (11 min.)

This documentary is actually a secret virtual tour of a slaughterhouse. This strongly emotional experience draws attention to the ethical issues of consuming meat that is mass-produced.

Indefinite

By: Darren Emerson, UK, 2016, (14 min.)

The film takes us into the gloomy environment of Britain’s detention centres to create a lyrical portrayal of these innocent prisoners and their stories. It allows us to see what this life is like and to hear the stories of some of them.

Notes On Blindness: Into Darkness

By: Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James Spinney, France, UK, 2016, (10 min.)

This interactive documentary present the internal feelings, expectations and experiences of John Hull who has lost his sight. Viewers can experience what he went through for themselves through the use of both expressive and seemingly unobtrusive sounds and audio effects.

The Displaced

By: Imraan Ismail, Ben C. Solomon, USA, 2016, (11 min.)

The film uses immersion and lets the viewer feel like one of the team members on a canoe trip in South Sudan, up onto the roofs of destroyed Ukrainian houses, and to a Portuguese field filled with working Syrian migrants. This authentic documentary presents a different view of refugees and the consequences of current wars.

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