My People, Our Stories: Za’atari

7 Stories for 7 Years


Young teenagers always have big dreams of the world, and Syrian refugees are no different. In Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, we met 7 teenagers who have stories they want to share with the world. In collaboration with Contrast VR and World Vision, we gave 360 cameras to the teenagers  and taught them how to use it. During a weeklong workshop, each teenager crafted and filmed their first 360 videos. Each of them had different messages for the world, sharing who they are, where they come from, and who they want to become in the future.


7 Stories for 7 Years is the end result of Contrast VR’s training of seven teenagers at the Za’atari refugee camp. Narrated by Game of Throne’s Liam Cunningham, 7 Stories for 7 Years is comprised of intimate footage shot by the Syrian teenagers themselves. Empowered with 360 cameras, they chose what they wanted to share with the world about their lives in Za’atari. The documentary invites you to listen to their dreams, hopes, and challenges.


Throughout this immersive series by Contrast VR and World Vision, the seven teenagers welcome you into their worlds, sharing intimate portraits of their lives in Za’atari in their very first 360 videos.