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Horizons VR

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PHI Centre Space C
315 Saint-Paul St West
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2A3

Wednesday:
12 pm to 8 pm

Thursday and Friday:
12 pm to 10 pm

Saturday:
10 am to 10 pm

Sunday:
10 am to 8 pm

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

13 years old +

Horizons VR is included in the admission price for Pathway 3: Horizons VR.

A special selection of award-winning VR works that will draw you into four distinct worlds sharing unique and powerful stories.

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FOUR AWARD-WINNING WORKS

Through inventive methods and innovative narrative forms, these award-winning works deliver artistically ambitious VR experiences that draw us into their nuanced storyworlds. The unique approaches of these four VR pieces are testimony to how the medium has gone beyond our simple fascination with the technology and how it’s now being used to experiment and explore new storytelling possibilities—challenging the medium itself. Their subject matter ranges from interpersonal relationships, culture, memory, neurodiversity, and stories of political and social urgency.

Goliath: Playing with Reality follows the true story of a man with a troubled upbringing who loses his parents and is diagnosed with schizophrenia. He is taken into a psychiatric hospital where he spends several years on strong medication, mostly in isolation.

Directed by Barry Gene Murphy & May Abdalla
Country: United Kingdom, France
25 minutes | English
2021

Marco & Polo Go Round is a love story with a surreal twist. As they face difficulties in their relationship, Marco and Polo see the force of gravity reverse, and their whole world literally falls apart around them.

Directed by Benjamin Steiger Levine
Country: Canada, Belgium
13 minutes | French and English
2021

Kusunda is a voice driven VR narrative about the dormant Kusunda language in Nepal. Co-created by shaman Lil Bahadur and his granddaughter Hima, the intergenerational story invites you to support the revitalization of their mother tongue.

Directed by Felix Gaedtke & Gayatri Parameswaran
Country: Germany, Nepal, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan
23 minutes | Nepali, Kusunda, English subtitles
2021

Reeducated takes viewers inside a “reeducation” camp in Xinjiang, China, guided by the recollections of three men who were caught in what is likely the largest mass-internment drive of ethnic and religious minorities since the Second World War.

Directed by Sam Wolson
Country: USA, Kazakhstan
21 minutes | English
2021

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