A VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

Home After War

GAYATRI PARAMESWARAN
Iraq, Germany, US, 2018
20 minutes, Color, Virtual Reality
Official website

Home After War is an interactive virtual reality (VR) experience that takes you to Fallujah, Iraq, a city that was, until recently, under Islamic State (IS) control. The war against IS has ended but the city is still unsafe. There's one looming fear for returning refugees – booby trapped homes and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the neighborhoods. Since the end of the war, thousands of civilians have died or been injured by IEDs. Ahmaied Hamad Khalaf and his family returned home after the fighting subsided. In the virtual reality experience, you find yourself in Ahmaied's home, which still shows signs of the damage from the war. Explore Ahmaied's home by either walking physically or teleporting in the space as he tells you his story about returning to a home that might be booby-trapped. Hear Ahmaied speak of his loss and his hopes for his family, country and the world. Learn about what it's like to fear the home you once loved. —Various sources

In Arabic and English with English subtitles

Home After War will play every half hour from 2:00 to 8:00 PM.
Admission is FREE, but reservations are needed.

A VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

Home After War

GAYATRI PARAMESWARAN
Iraq, Germany, US, 2018,
20 minutes, Color, Virtual Reality
Official website


Home After War is an interactive virtual reality (VR) experience that takes you to Fallujah, Iraq, a city that was, until recently, under Islamic State (IS) control. The war against IS has ended but the city is still unsafe. There's one looming fear for returning refugees – booby trapped homes and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the neighborhoods. Since the end of the war, thousands of civilians have died or been injured by IEDs. Ahmaied Hamad Khalaf and his family returned home after the fighting subsided. In the virtual reality experience, you find yourself in Ahmaied's home, which still shows signs of the damage from the war. Explore Ahmaied's home by either walking physically or teleporting in the space as he tells you his story about returning to a home that might be booby-trapped. Hear Ahmaied speak of his loss and his hopes for his family, country and the world. Learn about what it's like to fear the home you once loved. —Various sources

In Arabic and English with English subtitles

Home After War will play every half hour from 2:00 to 8:00 PM.
Admission is FREE, but reservations are needed.


Saturday, October 26
2:00 - 8:00 PM
FREE   

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