yamammy is a virtual reality documentary that explores how displaced refugees navigate a world in which they possess disparate overlapping ethnic, religious, and regional identities.

In this project, a former refugee from Sierra Leone Yamammy describes her feelings about some major life transitions – moving from Sierra Leone to Guinea to New York to a small town in Idaho – and how her sense of home and identity has evolved. It’s a fragmentary digital portrait of Yamammy using images and stories she describes from her memory.

Project created using Samsung GearVR headset with the Android. The experience developed using Unity, Photoscan, and Meshmixer. The audio & video edited in Adobe Premiere. The full VR experience lasts nine minutes. More about the process here.

Created together with Rebecca Ricks.

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