One World Interactive

Virtual worlds are continuously expanding. The most recent application of VR to art is diverging from traditional reporting and is taking on the genre of historical reconstruction. Its creators bring viewers into historical events with stunning new methods, such as shouting or moving their heads, or even putting them into manic or shamanic visions. These new "helmet" worlds are no longer mere experimental fads, but have become a medium with a unique place in the current audio-visual environment.

Films in category One World Interactive

Accused #2: Walter Sisulu

In 1964, Nelson Mandela stood before the court in Pretoria, South Africa. He was facing a death sentence for planning a coup d'état. But he was not alone. The second defendant was the now forgotten Walter Sisulu.


The shamans of the Yawanawa, an Amazonian tribe, treat wounded bodies in conditions very similar to hallucination. The healers have always been men since time immemorial. But the resolute Hushahu decides that this must end.


A tied up and blindfolded Iranian journalist sits in a darkened room together with a beaten up colleague. More interrogation and torture await him. One wrong nod of the head can mean instant death.

Is Anna OK?

Anna and Lauren are twins. Their lives had always been intimately connected, until the fateful night when on her way home Anna was hit by a car.

Make Noise

For nearly 30 years they fought for their right to vote. The stories of the early 20th century suffragettes take on an entirely new form in this VR experience. To complete the successful movement, they need the audience to literally make noise.

Manic VR

Felicia and François have bipolar disorder. What takes place in their minds? How do they reflect their manic and depressive states?


What is the perception and experience of an unborn baby whose mother, along with other refugees, is headed by boat for Europe? An immersive virtual reality film that offers a whole new look at the refugee crisis.


A portrait of a street artist of the same name who creates giant portraits of women on the walls of abandoned and dilapidated buildings in Melbourne, whose beauty contrasts sharply with the gradual decomposition of their surroundings.

Terminal 3

What’s it like to be customs officer at an American airport and screen dozens of citizens from Muslim countries on a daily basis? This augmented reality documentary shows the harsh experience of individuals who are trying to enter the USA legally.

The Real Thing

One of the strangest trends in contemporary China is duplication: copying not only specific architectural monuments but also entire neighbourhoods. What's it like living in fake Venice or Paris?

Yemen's Skies of Terror

Since the beginning of the war in Yemen, which is now continuing for the fourth year, more than 10,000 people have been killed due to air strikes. The documentary presents the stories of three children whose lives have been marked by war.

Zero Days VR

The Stuxnet virus, which invaded Iran's nuclear facilities in 2010, is generally considered the first major test of the new style of war. Are cyberattacks the greatest security threat today?

Other Thematic Categories


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One Zero

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Long Live Life

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