The eruption, which took place in January 1973 on a small island off the southern coast of Iceland, is remembered as one of the most devastating volcanic events in Europe’s recent natural history. A wall of molten rock exploded only a few hundred meters from the nearest human communities. Miraculously, no lives were lost. Over the next 6 months, the islanders battled this elemental force, managing to save much of their town from the fire, lava and ash. This deeply impactful VR documentary tells the story of some of those inhabitants and how they coped with those memories. Mothers, firefighters, engineers and children – the young creators of this documentary give them a voice, enhancing the experience with original footage of the tragic incident.

Alyssa T. Mello
UK 2020
World Premiere

Duration: 10-15 minutes
Format: Seated or Seated Interactive


Director/Producer: Alyssa T. Mello
Composer: Darryl O’Donovan
Sound Designer: Harry J. N. Parsons
Assistant Sound Design: Markus Andreas
Sound Recordist: Alex Preddy
Fixer / Production Support: Lára Theódóra Kristjánsdóttir
Production Company: National Film and Television School