Somalia’s First Female Mechanic Breaks Down Conventions in VR

Virtual reality filmmaking in Somalia, these women are tough

Ghinwa Daher from What took you so long? tells VRFocus what it’s like filming a 360 Documentary in one of the most dangerous capitals of the world, Mogadishu. The documentary follows Nasra Haji Hussain Ibrahim, Somalia’s first female auto mechanic. This astounding story of an 18 year-old shows how Nasra is breaking down stereotypes and barriers in Somalia.

Ghinwa explains what it’s like filming in virtual reality (VR), what she’s learned as a documentary filmmaker and the extraordinary circumstances of trying to tell Nasra’s story. Find out more in the video below.

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