Global VR Invitations

Home After War

Gayatri PARAMESWARAN|Germany, Iraq, Switzerland, USA|2018 |20min |15+

Program Note

What if your home becomes the place you fear? “Home After War” is a room-scale, interactive virtual reality experience that takes you to Fallujah, a city that was 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) Ahmaied and his family returned home after the fighting subsided. Explore their 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. Witness life outside their house through 360° videos embedded in the space. Hear Ahmaied speak of his loss and his hopes for his family, country and the world. Learn what it's like to fear the home you once loved.


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