Arbaeen Walk

Directed by:

Amy Claire Nelson




21m 30s

Passive Experience – 360 Theatre

Arbaeen Walk introduces you to travelers who have set out on this sacred 50-mile journey. Each segment covers one day of the trek from Najaf to Karbala where Husayn is buried. Along the way, we encounter hosts as they assemble tents and tables to provide food, tea, massages, medicine, WiFi, sleeping mats and prayer space to fellow pilgrims – all for free. Some share personal stories of inspiration. Others offer their take on the social and political implications of Karbala. Why have they come, and what does this walk mean to them in the world today?

Director Biography –¬†Amy Claire Nelson

Amy Claire Nelson is an award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker and VR producer with an M.A in Visual Communications from UNC-Chapel Hill. Her work has been recognized by various national and international film festivals and broadcast journalism associations. She currently designs VR story-driven experiences for Embodied Labs.