The Sun Ladies

  • Animation
  • Cinematic
  • Documentary

Directors: Christian Stephen & Céline Tricart

Producers: Maria Bello & Céline Tricart

USA / 2018

  • 7'
  • English
  • HTC Vive
    Oculus Rift
    Samsung Gear

In 2014, ISIS fighters invaded Iraq and targeted the Yazidi community of Sinjar. The men were killed, and the women and girls taken as sex slaves. Some of the women who escaped started a female-only fighting unit called the Sun Ladies to bring back their sisters and protect the honor and dignity of their people.

The Sun Ladies VR experience is an in-depth look at the personal journey of the captain of the Sun Ladies, Xate Singali. From her roots as a famous singer in Kurdistan to her new life as a soldier on the front lines, risking everything to stop the violence against her people. The audience will be faced with the question “Who would you be and what would you do faced with the extreme inhumane violence against those you love?”

Animation created by artist Wesley Allsbrook (Dear Angelica).

  • Press reviews

    ‘’Poignant’’

    Le Point

    “The empowering VR story of an all female brigade fighting ISIS […] Stunning”

    VR Scout