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by Rufus Norris, Erfan Saadati, Toby Coffey


The National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio is an R&D lab space that was used to examine how virtual reality, 360 ̊film, augmented reality and other emerging technologies can widen and enhance dramatic storytelling.


Home | Aamir is a 360˚ verbatim storytelling film about a 22-year-old Sudanese refugee.


This film tells the story of a brave and tenacious young man whose recent life has been a continual fight for survival in the constant face of aggression and rejection. Aamir’s encounters challenge many opinions people hold about refugees forced to escape their original homeland and deepens the viewer’s understanding by placing them in the shoes of this lost soul.


The film had its UK premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest, its European premiere at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the largest documentary festival in the world, and its US premiere at Future of Storytelling in New York.


The film won the Grand Jury Prize for VR at the Encounters Film Festival and Best Director and Jury Prize Winner for Best Journalistic Achievement at the Social Impact Media Awards.


Tuyet worked as a Digital Producer at the National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio and this was one of the projects she worked on.