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"Once you walk through that door, you will be in Syria". That's the instruction a guide named Thea gives before entering the animated virtual reality installation "Hero," one of the immersive selections competing in the Tribeca film Festival's Storyscapes section. "Hero" isn't alone as a Tribeca standout that provocatively places users in positions of power, of choice.In "Terminal 3," you are an American immigration official interrogating Middle Eastern travelers, represented in hologram. The filmmaker's acclaimed multiroom VR exhibit, which has toured globally since debuting last year at the Cannes Film Festival, ushers individuals through the experience of Mexican immigrants attempting to illegally cross into the U.S.Pakistan-born "Terminal 3" creator Asad J. Malik came to the U.S. for college, eventually embarking on a career in augmented reality. His "Asad and Assad" uses holograms to explore the Muslim experience in America. Neither "Terminal 3" nor "Hero" are particularly portable.
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