Stories of Home VR: Immigrant and Refugee Voices, StoryCenter, Berkeley, CA, USA (Online), June 11, 2021, 8-9pm GMT.
Pull up a chair and bring along your favorite Friday afternoon snacks as you join StoryCenter for a FREE, one-hour online screening of new immersive media work from Stories of Home VR. Artist-in-Residence Parul Wadhwa has been hard at work during the pandemic, collaborating with three women to document their material memories of home through virtual reality (VR) filmmaking techniques.
Help organizers honor these unique voices as World Refugee Day approaches (June 20). The event will also feature short interviews with the storytellers, captured in partnership with the California Film Institute, and a Q&A with Parul on the value of VR for enhancing wellbeing and building community and compassion.
At the event, the stories will be shown as 360 videos, but after you register, organizers will send you the information you will need to view them on the Oculus Store, if you have a VR headset.