A postcard to Nyarri from a member of the audience
A postcard to Nyarri from a member of the audience

COLLISIONS: REFLECTIONS

A DEEPLY AFFECTING VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE


6-28 May 2017
LIGHTHOUSE, BRIGHTON



Throughout Brighton Festival in May 2017, we were proud to screen VR film experience Collisions by acclaimed artist and director Lynette Wallworth. Collisions tells the moving true story of Nyarri, a Martu elder who witnessed a British atomic test in the 1950s whilst moving through a trade route in the western Australian desert.

Nyarri, who tells his story in Collisions
Nyarri, who tells his story in Collisions

The film has been shown globally, reaching world leaders and influencers with its message on nuclear weapons. After premiering at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it was screened at the United Nations First Committee on Disarmament Meeting (who voted to ban nuclear weapons the following day), the United Nations Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Meetings, and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions.

It has also been shown at the US State Department in Washington DC, the Australian Parliament, and the Kahzanah Megatrends Forum to over 500 Malaysian leaders.

Attended by more than 1,000 festival goers, the screenings at Lighthouse deeply affected audiences who shared their honest and heartfelt responses through radio, a vlog and with Nyarri personally.

YOUR MESSAGES TO NYARRI

“Thank you for sharing your powerful story with us. It will stay with me forever.”

Following the screenings at Lighthouse, we asked audience members to write a postcard to Nyarri. The response was overwhelming, with more than 250 personal messages being written.

Here is a selection of their messages.
Collisions: Postcards to Nyarri

View images of the opening night
Collisions at Brighton Festival Opening Night

RADIO COVERAGE

During the event Brighton’s Radio Reverb came to the screenings to review the film and speak to attendees.

FESTIVAL COVERAGE

Find out more about Collisions


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