VIRTUAL REALITY: Clouds over Sidra and The Displaced
9 November 2021 from 5PM to 8PM (UNHCR), A4 – Space For Contemporary Culture
Today, up to 65 million people are forced to live away from their homes because of war or natural disasters. Another 22 million have left home due to climate change. In partnership with the UNHCR, we bring you a glimpse into the reality of refugees through two short documentaries projected in virtual reality.
In Clouds over Sidra, an 8-minute short documentary, you will have the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of 12-year-old Sidra, who lives in the largest refugee camp, Zaʼatari, in northern Jordan, along with around 80,000 refugees from Syria.
The Displaced will take you briefly through the lives of 11-year-old Oleg from Ukraine, 12-year-old Hana from Syria and 9-year-old Chuol from South Sudan. These children have been displaced from war-ravaged places and have experienced the trauma of having to save their own lives or the loss of loved ones. These are just three children’s fates among the fates of 30 million others, according to a UN report earlier this year.
Q&A Why Plastic – The recycling myth
The director of the production company The Why – Mette Hoffmann Meyer will reveal to you the behind-the-scenes info for the film Why Plastics? The recycling myth. Q&A will take place online on our website via Zoom and also on Facebook. Language: English.
VIRTUAL REALITY: Symphony of Noise
The virtual reality sound experience, inspired by Matthew Herbert’s book The Music, was created by Michaela Pňačeková and Jamie Balliu. Michaela is flying all the way from Toronto, where she lives and works, to present her project live. In this VR audio experience, you will embark on an immersive journey, completely different from your ordinary …