This immersive story centres on Roxham Road, a small section of the border where people are arrested and welcomed at the same time. Photographer Michel Huneault documented border interceptions of asylum seekers moving from the United States to Canada and their confusing quest for a safe place.
Roxham runs in WebVR on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive through your browser, as well as on Samsung Gear VR. The project is also accessible online (2D) through all mobile devices and computers. Why WebVR in general: We support the open and democratic web being a public institution funded by the public. We believe that open web standards allow everyone to enjoy our content and be able to create content as well to express themselves. WebVR is a great example of how we can innovate what the web can do and still keep this progress accessible to everyone.
A creation by Michel Huneault in collaboration with Maude Thibodeau and Chantal Dumas
A NFB production in collaboration with Centre Phi, Le Devoir and Dpt.
Experience design, 3D and programmation by Dpt.