THE GREATEST WAIT.  IMMERSIVE FILM

Zei, a 3rd generation Palestinian refugee, returns to her ancestral home Haifa through
virtual reality, the one way she can see Palestine. Disembodied by the virtual, she
interconnects Haifa,Beirut & Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal in the 1940s, 90s & 2020s.
Zei returns home to her body with a new way of being in the world.

Year

Client

2017

IDA IDA

KNGFU

MOMENTO

CONCEPT STUDIO

Service

Creative and Technical Direction

3D design and animation

Creative studio

The Council

Production team

Producer: WISSAM YASSINE

Creative and Technical direction: Ali Kyas

Unreal 3D artist: Amer Hussein, Ali Kays, Ryan Ghossein

3D artist: Ali Kays, Amer Hussein, Ryan Ghossein

The Greatest wait

In Streetview, the shift from 2D to 3D is visually achieved through glitching the image, breaking
it and releasing the pixel-particles in a free form that interacts again with the user and morphs
with the narrative. Specific memories or imaginaries in the narrative visually appear as
glitches in the Streetview location; they break the sound and release it spatially while
they break the image and release its pixel-particles. The particles appear and disappear;
morph and shift in scale, color and position. This is meant to evoke the changing nature of the
world, to break the illusion of solidity in the inanimate.