A Shared Space

A Shared Space is a platform for virtual reality storytelling, inviting viewers to experience documentary stories told through the lens of filmmakers who bridge continents. In the film, Returning To Dadaab, viewers are invited to accompany filmmaker Shuab Mahat on a journey back to Dadaab Refugee Camp in eastern Kenya to see his family for the first time since being resettled to the United States 15 years ago. Through Shuab’s personal account, we learn about the quarter of a million people, just like his mother and siblings, who are stuck in the camps with little possibilities of getting out.

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It’s one thing to show a video, it’s another thing to experience it.
— Portland Hub Attendee

A Shared Space: Lewiston

Selected as first virtual reality film to screen at the Bates Film Festival.


was part of the exhibition Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art

A Shared Space: Lewiston

A Shared Space | Lewiston was selected to screen at the 2017 Camden International Film Festival. It is part of the Storyforms: Remixing Reality program.

This has the power to break stereotypes, prejudices and cultural barriers.
— Portland Hub Attendee