Night Becomes Day

A VR Advocacy Documentary

Synopsis

In 2020, Sohail is just one of 79 million displaced people in the world. He is a teenager in a Greek refugee camp.

Inspired by Theo, a local human rights worker, Sohail joins other refugees, artist Nakam and war-injured Ali, to migrate from the camp to create a new form of citizenship not previously imagined.

Through cinematic VR, we intimately share their journey from night to day

VR for advocacy

Somewhere in the world, one person is forcibly displaced every two minutes and by 2100, 100 million people are predicted to be displaced by climate change alone, (UNCHR, 2018).

This is how it feels. This is what we could do to make it better.

View and become immersed within the 3D, 180 film.

Using headsets the viewer’s experience is one of “intimacy” and “being there”

There is flexibility to reach all audiences with option of screening in 2D.

Our Team

Sohail Haqyar – Teenage computer nerd.

Nakam – Artist

Ali Al Zuwani – Sports fan and musician

VR Director

Daniel Bury

Award-winning filmmaker specialising in emerging technologies, virtual and augmented reality and interactive content.

Award-winning filmmaker specialising in emerging technologies, virtual and augmented reality and interactive content.

Creator/Director.

Chasing the World. VR documentaries with communities in Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Peru, Brazil, Morocco.

Cannes Film Festival review by Screen Anarchy as "impressive... both remarkable cinematography, and a subtly moving story."

Appease the Gods. Volumetric VR experience. Winner Google XR Jam.

Yawarani. VR with Indigenous creators. Support Google, OutsideTV, Adventure Film Festival.

Presented Cannes Film Festival immersive storytelling panel.

Sound

Ian Lang

Dr Ian Lang investigates new technologies in film making for inclusion into film school curriculum.

Dr Ian Lang investigates new technologies in film making for inclusion into film school curriculum.

Previously director and curriculum director for many Australian film schools, Ian is currently establishing an international media school with University of Higher Education.

VR Producer/ Writer

Judith Hewitson

Founder Reality Learning (www.realitylearning.org): Producer, writer, director of 25+ docu- dramas for global online audiences.

Founder Reality Learning (www.realitylearning.org): Producer, writer, director of 25+ docu- dramas for global online audiences.

A forerunner in visual communication design in online environments, Judith developed 'Reality Learning Interactives' enhancing viewer immersion and interaction with film narratives.

Since 2019 Judith has furthered this by working with VR developers on short films.

Previously, writer, director, producer of broadcast documentaries. SBS, ABC, Channel 4.
Awarded by Australian Interactive Media Industry; LearnX; Yeoman International Award; Women in Technology; Queensland Government; and national and international Film festivals.

Consultant

Dr Kit Sinclair

Kit has many years developing awareness and training programs around displacement and disaster management and prevention.

Kit has many years developing awareness and training programs around displacement and disaster management and prevention.
Her global work in this area inspired the making of this VR film.
Previously Kit was President and Ambassador for World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
Associate Producer, Greece. Occupational Therapist

Theo Bogeas

Theo is a human rights worker in Greece, working with children and families in the camps, and then with adults through HumanRIghts360.

Theo is an Occupational therapist in Greece, working with children and families in the camps, and then with adults through HumanRIghts360.

Theo is committed to all people having human rights in their everyday life.
Representing the needs of both refugees and those working with them, Theo embraces the challenge of creating meaningful and new lives for those that have been shattered by war, disasters, climate and persecution through actions that we can all follow, actions based on respect, equality and inclusion.

Filmmaker - 2D

Alice McDowell

A freelance documentary filmmaker working both locally in Galway and internationally on the subject of minority rights.

A freelance documentary filmmaker working both locally in Galway and internationally on the subject of minority rights.

Intertwining observation, collaboration and storytelling, Alice has created films with different cultural and community groups, including Mother & Baby home survivors, Muslim feminists, LGBTI activists, asylum seekers and the Traveller community.

Contact Us

Please reach out for screenings, advocacy partnerships, distribution and support.

Reality Learning
E: director@realitylearning.org
P: +61 0410475733