In competition, 2021 Venice International Film Festival
Best VR Film, 2022 Tokyo International Short Film Festival
In competition for Cannes XR, 2022 Cannes Film Festival
Have you ever heard of starry grains of sand called the foraminifera? In this immersive three-part experience, you’ll encounter the legend, the underwater forest, and the exploration of the Earth’s ancient geological memory, back to the birth of the Foraminifera 400 million years ago. All throughout the experience, you’ll witness signs of the many threats to the marine and coral microorganisms, embodied by a sea serpent symbolizing the acidification of the oceans. Finally, travel from the sea to the sky, and witness how small humanity is amidst the stars. The starry sands and skies are the poetic vehicles which will take users from the bottom of the ocean to the depths of space in an ecological adventure.
Dir. Nina Barbier, Hsin-Chien Huang, France, Taipei, color, 15 min.
Not recommended to pregnant women