In 2014, ISIS fighters invaded Iraq and targeted the Yazidi community of Sinjar. 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.
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 front lines, risking everything to stop the violence against her people.
The audience will be faced with the question “Who would you be and what would you do faced with the extreme inhumane violence against those you love?”
A 7 minutes long high-quality 360° 3D video with spatial audio. The film mixes live action footage captured in Iraq with the Sun Ladies and animation.
Official Selection Sundance 2018