Phoenix VR

The Journey

Wed 21 – Thu 22 Nov


Synopsis

Acclaimed virtual reality documentary The Journey begins our new season of VR films.

Meet three-year-old Amina in the distant Afar region of Ethiopia, trying to find enough food and water to survive during the worst drought in 30 years; 10-year-old Changkouth, living in conflict-ridden South Sudan, trying to get an education and avoid being recruited as a child soldier; and 18-year-old Mani in Chad – ostracised by her community because she is living with HIV, but determined to change minds and using social media to rally support.

The Journey premiered at South by South West film festival to critical accliam.

"Charlotte Mikkelborg’s The Journey, documents the painful passage through childhood for three people from Chad, Ethiopia and South Sudan. It makes excellent use of spatial sound and charming animated sequences blended with live action testimony. Sitting with other viewers, you are free to look wherever you wish – which draws these experiences closer to what we know as traditional cinema" - Sight and Sound.

Each screening will include a post-film discussion led by VR filmmaker Alexandra Rühl. The total event running length will be aprox 50 mins (10min film + discussion). Recommended for ages 12+.

Dir: Charlotte Windle Mikkelborg

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