Imraan Ismail

The New York Times The Displaced

Nearly 60 million people around the world have been driven from their homes by war and persecution – more than any other time since World War II. Half are children. The Displaced is the story of three of those children. Here Be Dragons partnered with the NY Times and Google to launch NYTVR with the VR film, which was directed by Here Be Dragons creator Imraan Ismail and NY Times journalist Ben Solomon. The film tells the stories of three children from Syria, Ukraine and Sudan whose lives have been upended by conflict and follows them as they move forward, trying to rebuild in the aftermath of earth-shattering events. Over a million subscribers to the NY Times received a special edition Google Cardboard this past Sunday to experience the documentary and virtual reality itself for the first time.