Hanan Abdel-Khalek

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Virtual Reality Refugees

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Meet the man bringing the issue of immigration detention centres in the UK to the world’s attention through virtual reality film. On a microscopic level, I introduce Darren Emerson, the innovative Director, filmmaker and founder of VR city who simulated a 360° virtual reality film depicting life in the UK immigrant detention system "through the true voices of people’s experiences". The film can be seen via headsets that “you can’t turn away from” for audiences to momentarily experience what it is to be a refugee in today's world, transported through 360° surround visuals generated by glare and head movement. With the