The Humanitarian Cooperative

A team of filmmakers, animators, writers and creatives united by a shared commitment to use their creativity as a force for change in the world.

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Filming Omar

Go behind the scenes of our VR film Life in the Time of Refuge.

Omar is a 10 year old Syrian refugee who after three years in Lebanon was resettled to Finland in 2015. This charming story of a family saved and a little boy stricken by a debilitating medical condition given a new chance on life shows that resettling refugees DOES work.

  • Client: Nokia, UNHCR
  • Film completed: February 2017

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Filming Omar

The story begins on a cold winter morning in New York where a small group of people are meeting in a windowless room in an unremarkable corner of UN headquarters. It is the job of these people to communicate humanitarian issues, and in a world on fire, they have their work cut out for them. They have gathered to watch a Virtual Reality film called Clouds Over Sidra about a Syrian refugee camp. It is February 2014.

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The Humanitarian Cooperative Launches new VR Film

The Humanitarian Cooperative (THC) is thrilled to announce the launch of our latest virtual reality film, Life in the Time of Refuge.

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The Humanitarian Cooperative launches trailer for new VR film

Today in Geneva at United Nations headquarters, we premiered our ten minute VR film Life in the Time of Refuge. Here's the (non VR) trailer ...

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