Sea Prayer: a 360 illustrated film by award-winning novelist Khaled Hosseini

Sea Prayer: a 360 illustrated film by award-winning novelist Khaled Hosseini

To commemorate the second anniversary of the death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned while attempting to reach Greece in 2015, the author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini, wrote Sea Prayer. This imagined letter is written in the form of a monologue, delivered by a Syrian father to the son lying asleep in his lap, on the eve of their sea crossing to Europe.   

In collaboration with UNHCR, The Guardian has brought Hosseini's sensitive imagining of this letter to life through a narrative, animated, virtual reality film created using Tilt Brush, a tool for painting in a 3D space with virtual reality.