Future Aleppo in cooperation with Are You Syrious

12/11 | MONDAY | HUB385
13/11 | TUESDAY | HUB385
Petračićeva 6
closed to public
applications at inja@zagrebfilmfestival.com


During this workshop, participants will be invited to share in the inspirational dream of the young Syrian architect, Mohammed Kteish, whose response to the destruction of his beloved home city of Aleppo was to scavenge whatever materials he could find amongst the debris and preserve the city’s fallen landmarks in paper crafted form. Participants will first travel through Mohammed’s vision and memories of Aleppo in a Virtual Reality experience based on his work and then will be encouraged to emulate his example by reimagining and reconstructing Zagreb. They will then record a story about what they have built and then assemble their buildings to create a cityscape. Alex and Andy, workshop coordinators, will then process their city into digital form and create a new virtual-reality city, which the participants can explore using their mobile devices.

workshop coordinator

Alex Pearson

He is a creative producer. He graduated from the London Film School. Following a foray into documentary film, with the feature Shadows of Liberty, Alex began working with and teaching multiplatform storytelling and transmedia. He developed Future Aleppo, which made its debut at Sheffield DocFest in 2017 and has since toured the world.

workshop coordinator

Andy Overton

He is a motion graphics designer, 3D animator and creative technologist. After leaving Central St Martins with a Masters in 2004, he has developed a career collaborating with leading brands, musicians and agencies. Prior to Future Aleppo, Andy worked on a number of VR projects.