During a special Kids’ Lecture at Cinekid (25/10) the VR-experience and the VR-website www.areyouthere.nl were launched; both take you into the experiences of children with absences and answer the question: where are you, when you’re not there?
Filmmaker Maartje Nevejan used to have an abscess herself and heads the transmedia project that searches for language for an elusive phenomenon that takes place inside your head. Do you remember the scene with Harry Potter and Dumbledore when Harry has just seen his parents in the mirror?
‘Is it real or is it just in my head, professor?’
‘Of course it is in your head Harry!’
why does that mean it is not real?
If You Are Not There, Where Are You? (IYANTWAY) is actually about the border between fantasy and reality.