Harnessing the immersive power of virtual reality, Inside Manus goes beyond razor wire fences to Australia’s offshore processing detention camp on Manus Island.
Shedding new light into the mindset of detainees awaiting refugee status, Inside Manus shares the story of three current asylum seekers who are being denied their freedom, their rights, and even their identity. To tell their stories, Inside Manus envelops the audience with room-scale virtual reality, hand-drawn animations and gripping audio recordings. When experienced with the HTC Vive the viewer freely walks through the virtual world.
Inside Manus premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival. The project gained strong momentum across the international film festival circuit, featuring at New York’s The Future of Storytelling, Cannes Film Festival, SXSW 2018, Byron Bay Film Festival, Global Health Film Festival, Human Rights Film Festival, and Australian International Documentary Conference. Inside Manus won the Screen Producers Australia Award for Best Interactive Or Game Production Of The Year.