Fanni Fazakas / RUME XR / Hungary / VR / 18 min
This XR experience takes aim at the infamous bystander effect, a social psychological theory that has gained currency in recent years. We are invited to bear witness to a horrific series of events and slowly realise how easy it is for a vulnerable young woman to become a victim of date rape. This sensitive yet confrontational portrayal of a deeply upsetting social trend directly hits upon several topics that have been in the zeitgeist recently. It performs an important social service at a time when people are engaged in heated debates over rape culture.
Awards/Festivals: Raindance, IDFA Doclab