Programme

Reeducated

Sam Wolson

USA, 2021 / 20 min / English & Kazakh OV / Virtual Reality, Animation, Documentary

NewImages – XR3 Virtual Exhibition

Produced by “The New Yorker”, this VR documentary takes viewers inside one of Xinjiang’s ‘reeducation’ camps. Since 2016, authorities in the autonomous Chinese province have implemented one of the most advanced police states in the world. By 2018, as many as one million people were held in a vast network of ‘reeducation centres’. It is likely the largest mass-internment drive of ethnic and religious minorities since the Second World War. Using hours of first-hand testimony, combined with hand-drawn animation, the recollections of three former inmates imprisoned in the same facility guide us, reconstructing the experience of detention and political reeducation in an immersive three-dimensional space.

From 9th to 20th June at Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain. Free entry.

Screenings
Casino Luxembourg EN & KZ OV Public
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Erbaqyt Otarbai, Orynbek Koksebek, Amanzhan Seituly
Sound 
Jon Bernson
Set 
Matt Huynh
Music 
Jon Bernson
Production 
The New Yorker, Dirt Empire
Animation 
Nick Rubin