Alejandro G. Iñárritu presents CARNE y ARENA, a cutting-edge virtual reality that explores the human condition of immigrants and refugees. Called by critics “a must-see” and “genius” and described by attendees as “life-changing” and “powerful,” CARNE y ARENA allows you to live a fragment of the refugees personal journeys.
The one-of-a-kind experience was so compelling that it sold out, but luckily new dates have been added through March 12. Don’t miss out on seeing this poignant cinematic masterpiece in Richmond.
The 20-minute solo experience gives attendees a new way to witness refugees’ personal journeys. CARNE y ARENA takes individuals into a vast space to experience VR based on true stories.
Director Iñárritu states, “My intention was to experiment with VR technology to explore the human condition […] and claim the space to allow the visitor to go through a direct experience walking in the immigrants’ feet, under their skin, and into their hearts.”
CARNE y ARENA was originally presented at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, as the first virtual reality experience ever chosen as part of the festival’s Official Selection. It was later presented in its extensive full version at the Fondazione Prada in Milan. Now, it’s coming to the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond Waterfront — granting us the ability to experience this award-winning VR.
Following its premiere, five-time Academy Award-winning director Iñárritu was presented a special Oscar® for CARNE y ARENA by the Academy “in recognition of a visionary and powerful experience in storytelling.”