1979 Revolution Game


Institute History

  • 2015 Sundance Film Festival


Innovators in non-fiction storytelling, Rockstar Games designer Navid Khonsari and Vassiliki Khonsari give us this breakthrough interactive historical documentary that places the player inside the action of the Iranian Revolution. Using actual audio testimonials, a real-world soundscape, and multiple touchscreen gameplay, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is the first of a nine-episode game designed to integrate an emotional, historically true narrative while giving players the experience of making moral choices under extreme situations as they navigate the streets of an uprising. S.F.

— Shari Frilot

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier Exhibitions
  • Film Type: Art
  • Country: U.S.A.
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