Maya: The Birth of a Superhero

Une expérience de Poulomi Basu & CJ Clarke

« Part superhero satire, part psychological thriller, Maya takes the participatory genre in a bold new direction. »The Guardian
Synopsis

Maya: The Birth of a Superhero is an XR experience which follows the encounter between TARA, an ordinary teenager of Indian origin, and MAYA, a young Nepalese woman who has become a superhero and whose powers arise from her menstrual blood.
Intentions

Maya's story is directly inspired by true stories of women who, in rural Nepal, are forced into exile because their menstrual blood is considered impure. During their exile, they are often assaulted, raped, sometimes killed... This original, powerful and societal experience is rooted in this reality and promotes a better understanding of this taboo subject.
Partners

A FLORÉAL and JAPC production. With with the contribution of FRANCE TELEVISIONS (Storylab) and METAQUEST (Oculus For Good). With support from the CNC and the city of PARIS.
Selections & Awards

• Tribeca Immersive - New Voices Special Jury Mention
• META-WIIT 2022 - Women In Immersive Technologies

• London Design Festival 2023 - V&A South Kensington
• NewImages - XR Development Market 2022
• Venice Gap-Financing Market 2021
• Sunny Side of the Doc / Pixii - Immersive Experiences Pitch 2021

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Year

2023
Runtime

25 min
Format

XR (VR & AR)
Countries

France, United Kingdom

Languages
French, English

MEDIUM
Standalone headsets (QUEST, PICO...)

TECHNIQUE
Animation Quill / Unreal Engine

GENRE
Fiction

Directing
Poulomi Basu & CJ Clarke


Year

2023
Runtime

25 mn
Format

XR (VR & AR)
Countries

France, United Kingdom

Languages
French, English

MEDIUM
Standalone headsets (QUEST, PICO...)

TECHNIQUE
Animation Quill / Unreal Engine

GENRE
Fiction

Directing
Poulomi Basu & CJ Clarke