Installations

15, 16, 17, 18, 19 June 2022

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

On the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik people

Shuab Mahat, Daniel Quintanilla

Returning to Dadaab by Shuab Mahat and Daniel Quintanilla

  • VR
  • Film

Accompany Shuab, a Somali-American living in Maine with his wife Sadia and four daughters, on a virtual reality journey to Dadaab Refugee Camp in eastern Kenya. Returning to the camp for the first time since being resettled to the United States 15 years ago, Shuab is there to reconnect with his mother, siblings and grandmother. He is trying to understand why his family, along with a quarter of a million other refugees, are stuck in the desert with scarcely any possibility of getting out.

This experience is free and runs from 1pm-4pm at our venue takeover space in Kings Place Mall. Each VR session is approx. 15 minutes and a total of 6 seats are avaliable per session. You can drop in at any time to experience this amazing piece.

(this will open in a new window)Watch the trailer here.