CLOUDS OVER SIDRA (8:38, Jordan)
The Zaatari Refugee Camp is home to 130,000 Syrians fleeing violence and war. Children make up half the camp’s population. This is the story of Sidra, a 12-year old girl who has spent the last 18 months in Zaatari. It follows her to school, to her makeshift tent and even to the football pitch.
MY MOTHER’S WING (8:12, Gaza)
In Gaza, foundations are built, destroyed, and built again. This virtual reality experience follows the struggle and strength of a mother coping with the death of her two children in the 2014 war.
WAVES OF GRACE (09:41, Liberia)
Liberia has endured the largest Ebola outbreak in history. As the community of West Point rebuilds, one woman seeks healing through faith. After surviving a bout with the deadly disease that stole the lives of her family, Decontee fights stigma and uses her immunity to help children orphaned by Ebola
BEYOND TANGANYIKA (07:24, D.R. Congo)
Finess is a refugee once again in the Lusenda Refugee Camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Women in her new community have suffered through sexual violence, discrimination and the loss of loved ones. When fleeing Burundi, she left behind two of her daughters. With the help of UN Women’s Safe Spaces, Finess is reunited with her children and becomes a pillar of her community.
BORN INTO EXILE (8:39, Jordan)
With six in ten women dying in childbirth in humanitarian and fragile situations, the UNFPA virtual reality film “Born into exile”, shot at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, follows the life of a 17 year old and a 25 year old woman days before they give birth.
GROUND BENEATH HER (06:25, Nepal)
More than a year after the earthquake in Nepal, Sabita, a 14-year-old girl, must balance the pain of picking up the pieces after the devastating quake and fulfilling the everyday duties of a fractured home, all while trying to keep her dreams for her future alive.
GUARDIANS OF THE FOREST (09:52, Brazil)
The Amazon is burning. Decades of environmental protections have been undone and ecological devastation has accelerated to an unimaginable pace and scale. The Guardians of the Forest, a volunteer monitoring force of the Guajajara tribe, are the last line of defense for the rainforest in the heart of an industrialized Amazon. The Guardians, led by international activist Sônia Guajajara, struggle to leverage what few resources they have to fight for the life of the planet. In this immersive 360 video documentary, Sônia brings audiences on a journey into her culture and on an expedition into the rainforest to bring illegal loggers to justice. Along the way, we gain deeper insight into the roots of the crisis and see the Guajajara vision for the future.
I AM FATMIRA (07:00, Albania)
Roma activist Fatmira Dajlani married young at 14, dropped out of school and had two children before the age of 18. In many ways, Fatmira’s life story reflects common issues that Roma face, like lack of education, lack of employment, discrimination, early marriage and migration. But she also defies stereotypes. She left her marriage so she could have the freedom to be an activist, went back to finish school, and started an advocacy organization, Jemi dhe ne (We are Here Too) for her community. Fatmira’s story reflects the diversity of the larger Roma community, and the power of the individual to improve it.
DAMASCUS CALLING (03:11, Syria)
Sidra, 13, is a young Palestine refugee who for over half her life has only known Syria’s brutal conflict. She and her family fled their home in the besieged area of Ein Al Tarma, East Ghouta, Damascus. She has not seen her father since he disappeared seven years ago. Going to an UNRWA school, she dreams of a better future and hopes to become a journalist. Empowered to share her voice through the My Voice My School project, Sidra wonders to her peers in Norway whether there will ever be a time when her life will feel normal again.
OUR HOME OUR PEOPLE (06:26, Fiji)
‘Vei lomani’ is a Fijian expression meaning ‘love in action’, and it is a value at the heart of Fijian life. And it is in the spirit of ‘vei lomani’ that Fijians are coming together to respond to the impacts of climate change. Experience the story of Catalina, Rai, Asmita and Rupeni in 360° VR, and explore more at www.ourhomeourpeople.com.