Witness how Ukrainian art & culture have become targets of the ongoing war; and meet the inspiring people on the frontlines protecting
Gayatri Parameswaran is a multi-award winning writer, director and producer of immersive works. She grew up in India and is currently based in Berlin, where she co-founded NowHere Media -- a storytelling studio that views contemporary issues through a critical lens. Gayatri works at the intersection of storytelling, technology and social change. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, IDFA, Festival de Cannes, United Nations and beyond. She is a Sundance New Frontier alumnus, has won the Tribeca Storyscapes Award for Best Immersive, SXSW Best Use of Immersive Arts and the Lumiere Award for Best VR documentary among other accolades. Gayatri is a guest lecturer at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (HMKW) Berlin, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and Züricher Hochschule der Kunst (ZHdK). She is an Erasmus Mundus scholar in War & Conflict Reporting and an alumnus of the German Chancellor Fellowship.
Felix Gaedtke is a multi-award winning immersive creator and co-founder of the storytelling studio NowHere Media. Through his works, he carves spaces for under-represented voices in mainstream discourses. Felix’s passion to convey different realities across the world has led him to working with VR and AR technologies. His recent work Kusunda is co-created with the eponymous indigenous group in Nepal and highlights their fight for language reclamation. Kusunda won the prestigious Storyscapes Award at Tribeca Film Festival. He is a Sundance New Frontier alumnus and has been awarded the ‘Best Use of Immersive Arts’ at SXSW as well as the Lumiere Award for ‘Best VR documentary’ among other accolades. Felix’s immersive pieces have been exhibited at the Venice International Film Festival, SXSW, Cannes XR, the United Nations, HotDocs, as well at the ZKM and beyond. His ongoing 360 documentary about culture during the war in Ukraine is currently in post-production.
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