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Assent allows audiences to engage personally with the events and emotions of the Caravan of Death, through my father’s eyes, and mine.

2013 Oscar Raby
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If you stare at certain things for long enough, something happens

Oscar Raby, Author.

When the military took control of Chile in the coup of September 1973, it was the culmination of Cold War tensions, international political influence and internal conflict. For Army personnel, it was an event that marked their lives.
The ‘Caravan of Death’ that traveled the country by helicopter conducting executions of military detainees in the immediate aftermath of the coup was a mechanism to install terror into the community.

It was also a mechanism to demonstrate the force of the central authorities to military staff outside the capital, and, in making them complicit in the actions of the junta, to ensure their loyalty. Thirty years later, the repercussions of those events still play out daily – in courts, in politics, and in the homes of Chilean people.

This autobiographical immersive documentary puts the user in the footsteps of my father, who in 1973 was a 22-year-old army officer stationed in the north of Chile, on the day when the Caravan of Death came to his regiment.

By putting the audience on the scene alongside my father using virtual reality technology, Assent allows them to engage personally with the events and emotions of that day, through his eyes, and mine.

Project at a Glance :

Language : EN,ES
Country : Australia
Year : 2013
Author : Oscar Raby
Producer : Oscar Raby
Team : Chris Barker,Katy Morrison
Developers : Oscar Raby
Designers : Oscar Raby
Exhibition Venues : Currents New Media Festival,Guanajuato International Film Festival,IDFA DocLab,Sheffield Doc/Fest,Sundance,Vector Fest Game+Art
Budget Range : $35K
Funders AND Incubators : Centre for Animation and Interactive Media - RMIT Univeristy Melbourne Australia,Travel support provided by Australia Council for the Arts
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