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Even in the Rain

Venice Virtual Reality

Director:
Lindsay Branham
Production:
Novo Films (Lindsay Branham), Google Inc. (Sarah Steele), University of Cambridge (David Good)
Running Time:
16’
Language:
Sangho
Country:
USA, Central African Republic
Main Cast:
Guillaume Ngbowesse, Kevin Brice Comse, Achille Awal Ngbowesse, Dossio, Alice Ayar, Guy Alain Thoka, Kevin Ngombe
Screenplay:
Lindsay Branham
Cinematographer:
Andrew Ellis
Editor:
Lindsay Branham
Music:
Jonathan Seale
Sound:
Ryan Pribyl
Notes:
VR Theatre

Synopsis

Even in the Rain is a virtual reality memoir about Guillaume Ngbowesse, a Muslim man caught in the sectarian civil war in the Central African Republic. In Even in the Rain, Guillaume dissects his identity as a Muslim and the tense coexistence of revenge and forgiveness through selectively re-enacted moments from his life. This re-embodied exploration of the consolidation of memory creates a canvas for both a new interpretation of the past and a reimagining of the self. Even in the Rain is at the center of a social psychology study, funded by Google and the University of Cambridge, to explore the efficacy of VR to reduce prejudice towards the Muslim minority Central African Republic.

Director’s Statement

This is my third film in the Central African Republic, a country that continues to face many difficulties, but is home to extremely talented activists, filmmakers, artists, community organizers, doctors, leaders and dear friends. I am grateful to Guillaume Ngbowesse – it’s his story, and his brave, selfless choices, reenacted in Even in the Rain, that are changing negative stereotypes towards Muslims.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Novo Films
338 Jefferson Ave
11216 – Brooklyn, United States
Tel. +1 2023682921
lindsay@novofilm.co
http://www.novofilm.co

PRODUCTION 2: Google Inc
1600 amphitheater parkway
94043 - Mountain View, United States
Tel. 1-650-943-3857
sarahsteele@google.com
http://atap.google.com/spotlight-stories/

PRODUCTION 3: University of Cambridge
Downing Street
CB2 3EB – Cambridge, United Kingdom
Tel. 44 1223 333550
dg25@cam.ac.uk
http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/

PRESS OFFICE: Lindsay Branham - Novo Films
338 Jefferson Ave
11216 – Brooklyn, United States
Tel. 12023682921
lindsay@novofilm.co


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