Interactive, Fiction, Curriculum, Lesson Plan, Video, Other


Siroun is a virtual reality experience designed for classrooms to extend the central theme of feature film, The Promise, injustice is only enabled by silence. Siroun tells a story about a friendship between an Armenian boy and Turkish boy against the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide. A young Turkish man, Artak, is frozen in fear as he witnesses Turkish boys harass his Armenian friend, Temin. The VR film gives viewers an opportunity to immerse themselves in a rural Ottoman village at a critical moment in history, creating a foundation of empathy to consider the choices and experiences of everyday people caught at the crossroads of civil war and genocide. Pro Tip: On YouTube, click the \'cardboard goggles\' icon to watch in any VR headsets. On a tablet, desktop, or laptop you can use the mouse to view the film in 360˚.


  • Education > Education Administration/Leadership
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness
  • Education > Multicultural Education
  • Social Studies > Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:


    VR, Virtual Reality, History, World History, Armenia, Armenian, Armenian Genocide, Innovative, Culture, Cultural Awareness, Peer Pressure, Bystander, Friendship



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