Category: FIVARS 2017

Priya’s Shakti and Priya’s Mirror are augmented reality comic books and exhibitions featuring India’s first female superhero who is a survivor of sexual violence.

Title: Priya’s Mirror
Director: Dan Goldman and Ram Devineni
Producer: Ram Devineni, Dan Goldman, Shubhra Prakash, Paromita Vohra, Lina Srivastava
Country: India and USA
Production Company: Rattapallax
Distributor: The World Bank’s WeVolve Initiative

Launched in 2014, Priya’s Shakti was a first-of-its-kind fusion of augmented reality, comic books, and social engagement. The story of Priya, a rape survivor and modern-day superhero, shattered taboos that exist in India on the subject of violence against women. The second volume of this ongoing series, Priya’s Mirror, sees the heroine joining forces with acid attack survivors to take on the demon king Ahankar. As with its predecessor, Priya’s Mirror makes use of augmented reality to bring the 2D world of the comic to vivid life and unlock a number of interactive story elements.

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Two young brothers fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War unknowingly and tragically reunite one last time on the battlefield at Antietam.

Title: My Brother’s Keeper
Director: Connor Hair and Alex Meader
Producer: Brian Seth Hurst
Executive Producer: Don R. Wilcox
Country: USA | RT:
Production Company: StoryTech® Immersive, Perception2, PBS Digital Studios
Distribution: HTC Vive, Samsung Gear Video, Oculus Videos, Google Daydream, Littlstar, Jaunt, WEVR, Zeality, Facebook, YouTube

“My Brother’s Keeper” is a Civil War inspired narrative that pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while remaining anchored in historical fact. It is the story of two estranged brothers who, fighting on opposing sides, unknowingly reunite one last time on the battlefield at Antietam. As we walk into battle with Ethan 19 and Jackson 16, we also take a journey through their brief lives to understand what has led them to this one life-altering moment that is surrounded by carnage and the brutality of war. “My Brother’s Keeper” was inspired by the PBS primetime drama series “Mercy Street”

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Step inside Academy Award nominated animated film “Song of the Sea”

Title: Song of the Sea VR
Director: Jericca Cleland
Producer: Gerry Shirren
Country: Ireland | RT: 10m
Production Company: Cartoon Saloon, Vision 3, Norlum

Song of the Sea VR allows the user to step inside the lush world of mythic Ireland, experienced through the 2d style of the traditional artists of Cartoon Saloon. Continue the adventure in the storyteller’s cavern and unlock the secret world of the Selkies under the sea.

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