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Home After War

Venice Virtual Reality

Director:
Gayatri Parameswaran
Production:
NowHere Media (Felix Gaedtke), Oculus VR For Good GICHD (Sandra Bialystok). Creative Production: Felix Gaedtke
Running Time:
20’
Language:
English
Country:
Iraq, Germany, USA
Screenplay:
Gayatri Parameswaran
Cinematographer:
Felix Gaedtke, Gayatri Parameswaran
Music:
Leonard Petersen
Sound:
Studio am Fluss, Jana Irmert, Nils Vogel-Bartling, Ali Adnan
Notes:
Installation

Synopsis

What if your home becomes a place you fear? Ahmaied, an Iraqi father returns to Fallujah to face the threat of improvised explosive devices. Join him in his home and discover the unfolding of a tragic event. As you follow his story, the narrative takes a shocking turn. An unfortunate truth looms in the space – the death of Ahmaied’s sons by a booby trap. Ironically, while he was concerned about his home being safe, his sons died in an incident in another home just around the corner. You experience the explosion in first person. As you wind down from this climax, you hear Ahmaied speak of his loss and his hopes for his family, country and the world.

Director’s Statement

I take the audience to Fallujah and manifest Ahmaied’s fear when he returned home after the war. Booby traps and IEDs are a daily threat here. Creating Home After War has been an emotionally draining trip, with logistical, technical and financial challenges. My ultimate goal is to see change for civilians in the region.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: NowHere Media
Emser Str. 27
12051 – Berlin, Germany
Tel. 4917671575101
felix@nowheremedia.net
http://www.nowheremedia.net
https://www.facebook.com/nowheremedia1/3

PRODUCTION 2: Oculus VR for Good
1 Hacker Way
94025 - Menlo Park, United States
Tel. ‭ 1 650) 714-7892‬‬
amy.seidenwurm@oculus.com

PRESS OFFICE: Felix Gaedtke - NowHere Media
Emser Strasse 27
12051 – Berlin, Germany
Tel. 004917671575101
felix@nowheremedia.net


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