The Pursuit of Happiness: Mohammed

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Mohammed is a 54-year-old Syrian man with two disabled sons. He lives in Domiz, a large refugee camp in Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

Syria has been in a civil war for the past 5 years. 12,2 million Syrian people are depending on humanitarian aid. 92% of the Syrian refugees are given shelter in the 4 neighbouring countries. 250.000 of them have found refuge in Iraq. Over 50% of the refugees are children. The majority of them have not been educated in the past 5 years.

In December 2015 Stichting Vluchteling and VR Gorilla worked together to film this series of portraits in Kurdistan, the Northern part of Iraq.

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VR Gorilla is an Amsterdam based production company that creates immersive virtual reality films.