Songbird: a virtual moment of extinction
A commission and collaboration with The Guardian Virtual Reality team, Songbird is a fairytale with a dark heart. You will be transported to the island of Kauai in 1984 and into a painted replica of a lush cloud forest filled with colourful birds. Here, you are invited to search for the last known ʻōʻō, an iconic black bird with yellow leg feathers and a beautiful song, a bird whose existence has been threatened to the point of extinction.
Awards and festivals: Thessaloniki Documentary film festival – Best VR
Festival du nouveau cinéma Montreal – Special mention
CPH:DOX, Bergen Film festival, Adelaide Film Festival, Geneva Int. Film festival