Parwaz - pashto for “take flight”
Parwaz is a co-authored, first person Virtual Reality experience that immerses the viewer into the journey and dreams of 9-year-old Ahmad, who fled from Afghanistan to Europe in 2016. Ahmad’s story received international attention when he saved himself, his brother and 14 other refugees from suffocating in the back of a refrigerated lorry in which he had been smuggled from France to England by sending an SOS text to a volunteer he’d met along his journey.
Ahmad wanted to tell his story. He is our artist, our author, protagonist and narrator. Ahmad’s dream is to become a pilot. Parwaz will allow audiences to embody Ahmad as he ‘takes flight’.
We fly with Ahmad freely through a borderless sky, re-tracing and re-imagining the key stages of his journey in world entirely assembled from his own artwork.