Virtual Reality

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2020
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Runtime: 12 mins.

An immersive experience that uses documentary, 360 video, virtual reality, investigative journalism, workshops and participation to raise society’s awareness of human mobility and the Venezuelan displacement. It is about Agny, a Venezuelan woman, who decides to cross Ecuador on foot and by bus in order to find a job that allows her to get the money she needs to regroup her children. The immersion and the story will put the viewer in the middle of a family that yearns for reunification and, at the same time, will make him a witness to Agny's journey.

Juan Pablo Urgilés Becerra

Juan Pablo Urgilés Becerra is the creative director and co-founder of Imán Transmedia. He creates transmedia, interactive, and immersive projects that have been pioneering in Ecuador. In 2021, he won the POY Latam Award and the Artizen's Premiun VR Grant. In 2020, he was selected for the Cannes XR Challenge, for the Virtuality Experience from Virtuality Paris and won the July edition of Kaleidoscope's Activist Lens Grant. In Ecuador, he won the 2019 fund of the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Creation in New Media category and the Small Grant from the Tech Camp Program. He has directed immersive projects for organizations such as UNHCR, UNESCO and the European Union. He has given workshops and conferences on new media within his country and abroad.

Director: Juan Pablo Urgilés Becerra
Cast Agny González.
Cinematography: Fernando Rodríguez.
Production: Imán Transmedia, Caridian Niama, Camila Aulestia, Génesis Carrero, David Lucio.
Screenplay: Juan Pablo Urgilés Becerra.
Editing: Caridian Niama.
Sound: Fernando Vega.
Animation: Caridian Niama.