Virtual Reality Experience On The Devastating Impact of IEDs Selected for Venice Film Festival


Home After War, directed by Gayatri Parameswaran, takes the user into the house and heart of the tragic, real-life story of an Iraqi family that returned to Fallujah, Iraq after being displaced from their home by war. After the Islamic State (IS) was forced out of Fallujah in 2016, Ahmaied Hamad Khalaf and his family decided to return to their house, even though entire neighbourhoods had been booby trapped by improvised explosive devices (IEDs).


This project is part of the Oculus VR for Good Creators Lab 2017 program that paired NowHere Media, a multimedia storytelling studio based in Berlin, Germany with the GICHD. We were selected to tell a story that throws a spotlight on the threats posed by explosive hazards and unexploded ordnance. This immersive VR experience has been selected to compete at this year's 75th Venice Film Festival in the virtual reality category.