Gayatri Parameswaran, Director/Co-Founder, NowHere Media

 

Highlights of FMX with Gayatri Parameswaran

Monday, May 25, 18:00 CET

Join Gayatri Parameswaran for an indepth talk on VR for Social Impact.

Topics covered:

- Home After War: The award-winning virtual reality experience taking the audience to a place of war
- Kosunda: Gayatri's New Project exploring what it means to lose a language and what it takes to preserve one
- The Role of a Journalist in VR

Ask her your questions!

Please send your questions to highlightsspamgeschützt @spamgeschützt fmx.de

About Gayatri Parameswaran

Gayatri Parameswaran is an award winning immersive journalist from India who believes in the power of stories to transform. She co-runs a storytelling studio in Berlin called NowHere Media specializing in documentaries and social impact. Her work explores taboo topics such as war, peace, intimate partner violence and abortion, and she is most excited by using VR as a medium to create realities for a desirable future.

Learn more about NowHere Media.

Gayatri has worked in over 30 countries, including Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Myanmar, India, Mexico, Nicaragua and the United States. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice International Film Festival, SXSW, United Nations, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Bergen International Film Festival and beyond.

Her journalistic reports have been published in Al Jazeera English, Deutsche Welle, Narratively, The Caravan and more. Her last piece Home After War was part of the Oculus VR for Good Creators’ Lab 2017 and won the Social Impact Media Award 2019 for Best VR Experience and the Jury Prize for Best Journalistic Achievement.

Gayatri has been a Rise Up Fellow, a German Chancellor Fellow, an Erasmus Mundus scholar, and a gold medalist at University of Mumbai.  

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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