THEY CALL ME ASYLUM SEEKER
How do you choose between the place and the people you love?
IN DEVELOPMENT / WEB & AR DOCUMENTARY
Narrated by Sudanese artist Ahmed Umar and with illustrations by Mohammed Abd El-Hadi of Jordan, They Call Me Asylum Seeker is an augmented reality installation and web-based experience that follows four LGBTQ people from the Egyptian Revolution in 2011 to the migrant and refugee “crisis” in Europe today.
Weaving together an audio documentary with stylized animations and archival documentation, interactive features will allow audiences to explore chapters of the story in-depth at their own pace. Site-specific presentations of the project will be made possible through an accompanying augmented-reality (AR) installation.
They Call Me Asylum Seeker is part of Queer in a Time of Forced Migration , an animated transmedia series that follows the stories of LGBTQ refugees from Egypt, Sudan, and Saudi Arabia across continents and cultures — from the 2011 Revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa region to the world today.