Refugee Crisis

Extended Reality


As the global issue of refugees increases in importance and urgency, resistance to accepting them into Western countries is also escalating. The Canadian Labour Congress wanted to create a campaign that would increase empathy and awareness. We decided to use VR technology that put the viewer into the shoes of a North American refugee. In this setting, they were able to feel the danger, emotion and drama of what it is to be a refugee in their own country.

— canadianlabour.ca

Video Production


The Refugee Experience is an award-winning short film that pushed the way virtual reality was being used as a storytelling device – combining innovatively shot 360º video with practical and computer-generated effects alongside spatial audio. The video was available online as part of a larger content marketing program. It was also toured across Canada and is still having an impact to this day.