Analee Weinberger / NFB / Canada / VR / 18 min
“What makes us who we are?” is the question that drives this whimsical VR experience about an adopted child and an ancestral mystery. Using vintage objects, photographs and ephemera, the narrator takes us on a poignant quest, from a scrapyard in Vancouver to the Orthodox Jewish community of Bnei Brak and back to a decaying farm in rural Manitoba. Each discovery adds to the visual and narrative collage, building to a surprising conclusion that invites us to explore our own personal stories.
Awards/Festivals: Festival du nouveau cinéma, FIVARS - Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories