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10th DMZ Docs(2018)

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The Sun Ladies

Christian STEPHEN, Céline TRICART

  • USA
  • 2018
  • 7min
  • VR
  • color

Synopsis

In 2014, ISIS fighter invaded Iraq and targeted the Yazidi community of Sinijar. The men were killed, and the women and girls 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.

Review

Virtual reality (VR), one of the various media experiments of documentary, was an attempt to transplant the viewing documentary into the area of sensory experience. If we use 'haptic visuality' by Deleuze in its primary meaning of touching with the eyes, it can be said that the most concrete form of the theory is realized through the VR documentary. It is beyond discussion whether this attempt succeeds in achieving the purpose in engaging audiences more positively in the representation of reality. Five VR documentary films, introduced in Special Focus 2, are not regarded as meaningful only for the new experiment of documentary with VR. 'Monuments of Legend' series produced by Clement Cogitor, the receipant of the Caméra d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Festival, Anote 'Ark VR and The Sun Ladies' presented at the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, they are the films, making full use of the characteristics of this new media, that do not just offer a spectacular viewing experience but try to connect new cinematic aesthetics and themes made possible by VR. [CHO Myoungjin]

Director

  • Christian STEPHEN

    Marriage Equality VR (2016)
    Coffee Break (2014)
    Lapse of Time (2013)​

  • Céline TRICART

    Marriage Equality VR (2016)
    Coffee Break (2014)
    Lapse of Time (2013)​

Credit

  • ProducerMaria BELLO, Celine TRICART
  • Cinematography Celine TRICART
  • Editor Mark SIMPSON
  • Music Ed HARCOURT
  • Sound Tim GEDEMER