DeathTolls Experience

DeathTolls Experience

With "DeathTolls Experience," up-and-coming Iranian virtual reality artist Ali Eslami is seeking to resensitize the general public to the reality behind the abstract statistics on the hundreds of thousands of deaths in the Middle East. When news media bombard us with facts and figures every day, they gradually lose their emotional urgency. Eventually, our brains automatically filter out this dry “data reality,” even though it is crying out for our attention. The war in Syria is a good example. Eslami takes this psychological effect as the starting point for an investigation of how virtual reality can not only restore empathy, but also provide a context to news reports.




Director:  Ali Eslami
Executive Producer:  Ali Eslami
Producer:  Ali Eslami
Screenwriter: Ali Eslami
Sound Designer: Ali Eslami
Music: Nima Pourkarimi (a.k.a Umchunga)
Additional Credits: Music: Nima Pourkarimi


Public Film Contact
Ali Eslami
+989127949310 / +31 686200616
Publicity Contact
Ali Eslami
+989127949310 / +31 686200616
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Year:  2016
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Genre:  Documentary
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Runtime: 8 mins