Sun Ladies VR

In 2014, ISIS invaded Iraq and targeted the Yazidi community. The men were killed, and the women taken as sex slaves. Some of the women who escaped started a female-only fighting unit called the Sun Ladies to bring back their sisters and protect the honor and dignity of their people.

The Sun Ladies VR experience is an in-depth look at the personal journey of the captain of the Sun Ladies, Xate Singali. From her roots as a famous singer in Kurdistan to her new life as a soldier on the frontlines, risking everything to stop the violence against her people.

The audience will be faced with the question “What would you do faced with extreme inhumane violence against those you love?"

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Directors:  Celine Tricart, Christian Stephen
Executive Producer:  Christina DiDonna, Laurel Werner
Producer:  Maria Bello, Celine Tricart
Cinematographer: Celine Tricart
Editor: Mark Simpson
Sound Designer: Tim Gedemer
Music: Ed Harcourt
Principal Cast: Maria Bello
Additional Credits: artist: Wesley Allsbrook, co-producer: Rema DuPont, co-producer: Geralyn Dreyfous, co-producer: Sara Clessler, co-producer: Christian Stephen, co-producer: Dylan Roberts, co-producer: Kate Brooks, co-producer: Elijah Allen-Blitz


Public Film Contact
Celine Tricart
Lucid Dreams Productions
Publicity Contact
Celine Tricart
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Genre:  Documentary, Experimental, War
Screening in: Virtual Cinema
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Country: Iraq
Language: English
Runtime: 06:40 mins