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👀 Partition: No Way Home
#64 | VR crosses borders
Today is India’s 75th Independence Day today. On this day, British Rule ended (officially), and the country has been limping towards a blurry vision of democracy and prosperity ever since. But I’m not here to talk about that. You can google today’s news to see what I mean – it’s a carnival of chaos as always.
Today I want to talk about Project Dastaan – a peacebuilding initiative that strives to connect people displaced by the Partition with their childhood neighbourhoods.
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They have also created an interactive animated VR documentary experience which puts the viewer in the shoes of a migrant in 1947.
Short films and documentaries complement these VR initiatives and give voice to those displaced by the Partition.
No amount of state-mandated selfies with the tricolour can erase the heartache of those who lost everything they had 75 years ago. The least we can do is remember.