Mother ‘reunites’ with dead daughter in virtual reality

Al Jazeera | Feb 14, 2020 at 12:11 PM
  • A tearful reunion between a mother and her dead daughter via advanced virtual reality for a South Korean television has become an online hit, triggering a fierce debate about voyeurism and exploitation.
  • It took eight months of filming and programming to create the virtual Na-yeon, but the makers of the documentary insisted the broadcast was intended to “console the family” rather than promote virtual reality in ultra-wired South Korea.
  • During the broadcast the two sat at a table to celebrate Na-yeon’s missing birthdays, singing “happy birthday” together.