Yemen’s Skies of Terror


Akram is only 15 years old but has already lost a friend. His neighbors were killed when an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition hit their house in the old city of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. Yemen’s Skies of Terror, an immersive film by Contrast VR, provides a rare glimpse of life inside Yemen after three years of war. Thousands of air raids have fallen on the country, and Akram’s story is only one of many. Follow Akram, 7-year-old Wedad, and 17-year-old Abu Bakr as they take you through Yemen and show how their lives have been impacted.

“At this time, we want nothing other than the world to stop the air raids that kill us all and destroy our country,” says Akram. The war in Yemen is entering its fourth year with no end in sight, with over 76% of its population in need of humanitarian aid and millions facing food insecurity. Filmed by local journalists equipped with 360-degree  cameras, the documentary fills the gap in today’s media narrative by showing the toll that the war in Yemen is taking on those who must live in constant fear of the skies.