This VR Short Film Puts You in the Shoes of Immigrants and Refugees

 - Jun 26, 2017
References: imdb & psfk
This VR short film highlights what it's like for immigrants from Mexico and Central America to come to the United States. Virtual reality experience CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) explores the journey of these marginalized outcasts through the first person perspective. Virtual and augmented reality has been used in media before as a way of immersing audiences in important stories to enhance empathy and increase understanding.

Director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu tells the story of Mexican and Central American people crossing the Mexican border into Arizona in America after spending four years interviewing refugees and migrant workers. The VR short film offers a better understanding of what they go through "in an attempt to break the dictatorship of the frame, within which things are just observed, and claim the space to allow the visitor to go through a direct experience walking in the immigrants’ feet, under their skin, and into their hearts."