CREATOR Asad J. Malik
BUDGET  $120,000
FEATURED BY  Kaleidoscope
SUPPORTED BY  DepthKit

Asad & Assad

An Augmented Reality interactive documentary that portrays the diversity of socio-political experiences of people perceived as Muslims in the US.

An Augmented Reality interactive documentary that portrays the diversity of socio-political experiences of people perceived as Muslims in the US.

An Augmented Reality interactive documentary that portrays the diversity of socio-political experiences of people perceived as Muslims in the US.

ASAD&ASSAD

DETAILS —

FORMAT
Augmented Reality

RUN TIME  Open-Ended
PLATFORM  Hololens & Mobile AR
STATUS  Raising Funds

A liberal arts student returning to school, a touring punk band, and a desi auntie with curry powder in her carry-on bag are randomly selected to be interrogated at an international airport. The common thread: their perceived Muslim identity. Inspired by project creator Asad J. Malik’s own inevitable connection with the brutal Syrian president for their nearly identical names, ASAD & ASSAD is an Augmented Reality interactive documentary that uses volumetric video to capture the wide spectrum of perceived Muslim identities.

Put on the Hololens and take a walk, stopping to meet holograms of numerous human beings of distinct identities as they are questioned by an unseen interlocutor. Watch and listen as these interrogations become startlingly intimate encounters between you and them.

 A liberal arts student returning to school, a touring punk band, and a desi auntie with curry powder in her carry-on bag are randomly selected to be interrogated at an international airport. The common thread: their perceived Muslim identity. Inspired by project creator Asad J. Malik’s own inevitable connection with the brutal Syrian president for their nearly identical names, ASAD & ASSAD is an Augmented Reality interactive documentary that uses volumetric video to capture the wide spectrum of perceived Muslim identities.

Put on the Hololens and take a walk, stopping to meet holograms of numerous human beings of distinct identities as they are questioned by an unseen interlocutor. Watch and listen as these interrogations become startlingly intimate encounters between you and them.

 A liberal arts student returning to school, a touring punk band, and a desi auntie with curry powder in her carry-on bag are randomly selected to be interrogated at an international airport. The common thread: their perceived Muslim identity. Inspired by project creator Asad J. Malik’s own inevitable connection with the brutal Syrian president for their nearly identical names, ASAD & ASSAD is an Augmented Reality interactive documentary that uses volumetric video to capture the wide spectrum of perceived Muslim identities.

Put on the Hololens and take a walk, stopping to meet holograms of numerous human beings of distinct identities as they are questioned by an unseen interlocutor. Watch and listen as these interrogations become startlingly intimate encounters between you and them.

TEAM —

STORY EDITOR
Viva Wittman

SOUND DESIGNER Jack Daniel Gerrard
INSTALLATION DESIGNER Gala Meyer
DIRECTOR OF DEPTH Musa Ghaznavi

STORY EDITOR Viva Wittman
SOUND   Jack Daniel Gerrard 
INSTALLATION  Gala Meyer
DEPTH  Musa Ghaznavi

ASAD & ASSAD was officially announced on the 20th of September 2017 at the FIRST LOOK exclusive market for immersive content in Los Angeles.

It was an honor to be featured along side award winning immersive studios at Kaleidoscope's First Look event. The project was presented and demoed to VR/AR industry leaders and was complemented by prestigious distributors like Sundance Institute and SFMOMA.

ASAD & ASSAD was officially announced on the 20th of September 2017 at the FIRST LOOK exclusive market for immersive content in Los Angeles.

ASAD & ASSAD was officially announced on the 20th of September 2017 at the FIRST LOOK exclusive market for immersive content in Los Angeles.

We are currently looking for individuals or organisations that have the resources and interest to fund a Social Impact project like Asad & Assad.

We aim to make Asad & Assad an iconic milestone in Augmented Reality storytelling. To learn more please get in touch with the creator Asad J. Malik: asadmalik@bennington.edu

ASAD & ASSAD was officially announced on the 20th of September 2017 at the FIRST LOOK exclusive market for immersive content in Los Angeles.

ASAD & ASSAD was officially announced on the 20th of September 2017 at the FIRST LOOK exclusive market for immersive content in Los Angeles.

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