Phoenix VR

Empire Soldiers

Wed 30 – Thu 31 Jan


Winner, Immersive Theatre Award at the VR Expo Awards, April 2018

Longlisted for the Lumen Prize 2018

"Empire Soldiers by Metro-Boulot-Dodo is a perfectly pitched use of the form. The purpose of this richly designed world is not its own existence, but to focus you on that of its subject – a Caribbean soldier recruited to fight in the first world war. A deft use of sound builds a short, poetic and moving experience." – New Scientist

Created by Leicester-based company Metro-Boulot-Dodo, Empire Soldiers is a compelling VR experience about the forgotten World War One soldiers who came from countries across Britain’s Empire.

Hear the captivating stories of the battlefield as you are joined by a returning soldier and share the emotional experience of the return home. As the journey continues to the present day, focus turns to the resulting changes of the last 100 years and the impact of migration on the world today.

Our Phoenix VR programme is curated by Alex Rühl and supported by Cats Are Not Peas. The screening will also include a discussion and Q&A led by Alex.

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