Past events

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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Lahore Landing

This interactive online documentary shows how citizen activists in Lahore are responding to extremism with art and culture.

In Lahore, the cultural heart of Pakistan, a new generation of citizen activists is working to enact change in their embattled country. Four media students from Singapore visit Lahore, where they encounter a Pakistan beyond the violence and terrorism dished up by the media. In words and pictures, their interactive online documentary shows what has moved Lahoris to invest in a better, safer future for their country. The wake-up call for many was the 2014 attack in Peshawar, where seven gunmen killed 132 schoolchildren. Their response to extremism is to make art and give workshops – take the jam session at Olomopolo Media Center or the antiterrorism workshop led by Risham, who’s hoping to make Pakistan a more inclusive and tolerant society for Christians, Hindus, Hazaras and other persecuted communities. Photos, films and texts introduce us to these and other unlikely optimists in five chapters with titles such as “Dream Worlds,” “The Attacks” and “Rise.” In the words of one citizen activist, “Change is stewing and we are the chefs of that change.”

Selected for IDFA 2015 and eligible for the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling and the IDFA DocLab Award for Immersive Non-Fiction.

Presented as part of the DocLab: Seamless Reality program by IDFA and De Brakke Grond as an interactive installation from 19-29 November.

Intro – Lahore Landing from Lahore Landing on Vimeo.

Project details

Year of development :2015
Created by:Jeremy Ho
With:Taahira Ayoob , Andre He & Jemimah Seow

Available formats

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