For the first time in Spain, arrives at Santiago de Compostela CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically), a groundbreaking and immersive virtual reality experience by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, exploring the human condition of immigrants and refugees.
CARNE y ARENA premiered at the 70th Cannes Film Festival as the first virtual reality project to be featured in the festival's history. It was presented for the first time in its extensive full version at Fondazione Prada in Milan. That same year, Iñárritu received a special Academy Award ® for CARNE y ARENA, and the film was recognized by the Academy as "an exceptional narrative experience".
Based on true accounts, the superficial lines between subject and bystander are blurred and bound together, allowing individuals to walk in a vast space and thoroughly live a fragment of the refugees's personal journeys. CARNE y ARENA is solo journey centered around a virtual reality sequence experienced by three concurrent visitors in separate rooms that employs state-of-the-art immersive technology to create a multi-narrative light space with human characters.