PRIYA'S SHAKTI: Layered Storytelling & AR Comic Book.
Winner Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund
The visceral, multimedia hit of poetry.
– Timeout, New York
Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Videos, Art, Dreams,
Augmented Reality, Interactive Games + Much More!

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THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER

WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION AT 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL. Young, eccentric Ukrainian artist Fedor Alexandrovich was just four years old when the Chernobyl disaster struck, but the event had a profound effect on him. In seeking to learn more about what happened at the nuclear plant, Fedor becomes fascinated with the Duga—a massive, Soviet-constructed radio antenna near the Chernobyl site that remains shrouded in mystery. Fedor discovers the Duga was one of the USSR’s secret Cold War weapons built to penetrate Western communications systems and, possibly, minds. He arrives at a terrifying conclusion that not only explains the radio antenna’s role in the disaster but also lays bare the cruelty inflicted on Ukraine by its Russian neighbors. Fedor must decide if he will protect his family and himself, or tell the world what he believes. In the package of a paranoid thriller, The Russian Woodpecker takes us to the frontlines of the Revolution, and gives us the history and context for the war between Russia and the Ukraine, a battle that will have ramifications for the whole world. [ more ]

Priya’s Shakti

A mortal woman and the Goddess Parvati fight against gender-based sexual violence in India and around the world in this layered storytelling project and augmented reality comic book, supporting the movement against patriarchy, misogyny and indifference through love, creativity and solidarity. Central to the project is an augmented reality (AR) comic book & exhibition – the first of its kind with international outreach and social engagement. In the AR comic book, certain panels will be animated to feature real-life stories and voices of Indian women who have survived sexual assault and faced the ensuing trauma and social stigma. These pieces will be short documentaries, but the women will be animated in order to protect their identities and can be activated through a free AR APP. This project will help define the new frontier of integrating literary publications & exhibitions with AR technology.  [ more ]