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There is conclusive research that indicates that VR not only aids memory recall but it can also create false memories. VR Free explores the proposition of what it means to give VR headsets to prisoners in an Italian prison, enabling them to virtually participate in a measure of spatial respite beyond their prison walls and thereby compensating for what some prisoners miss the most: new memories.

Screens with VR Cinema Program 1

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY New Frontier Exhibitions


RUN TIME 10 min


SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY Associazione Museo Nazionale del Cinema

WEBSITE http://www.amnc.it

EMAIL vale.noya@yahoo.com

PHONE +393395675026


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Artist Bio

Milad Tangshir

Milad Tangshir was born in 1983 in Tehran, Iran, where he was a musician in the Iranian band Ahoora. In 2011, he moved to Italy. Since 2012, he has made some short films and video essays, which have had numerous screenings at film festivals and have received many awards. His first feature film, Star Stuff, premiered in late 2019. VR Free is his first project in virtual reality.