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Home After War

Non-profit: Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

Filmmaker: Gayatri Parameswaran

Home After War is a room-scale, interactive virtual reality experience that takes you to Fallujah, a city that was under Islamic State (IS) control until only recently. The war against IS has ended but the city is still unsafe. Booby trapped homes and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the neighbourhoods are looming fears for returning refugees. Ahmaied Hamad Khalaf and his family returned home after the fighting subsided to find that their home was no longer the same. In Home After War, Ahmaied shares his story and invites you into his family's home to experience for yourself what it's like to fear the home you once loved.


Home After War premiered at Venice Film Festival '18 and has gone on to be an official selection at festivals such as SXSW Film, where it won the jury award for Best Use of Immersive Arts.

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