Spots of Light

Adam Weingrod

Spots of Light is an immersive VR documentary that takes viewers into the extraordinary journey of Dan Layani, who as a young soldier tragically lost his sight in combat in 1982. Despite facing this life-altering setback, Dan propelled himself forward as he pursued his education, found love, and raised four children. After 25 years of living in darkness, a miraculous opportunity presented itself for Dan to undergo an experimental surgery to bring back his sight. With his vision restored, Dan was able to behold his beloved wife and his four children, for the very first time. However, the story takes an unexpected turn.

Guided by Dan’s own heartfelt narration, Spots of Light takes the user on an introspective journey through pivotal moments in his life. These moments are depicted through family archives transformed into ethereal particle environments that envelop the user, creating a mesmerizing and meditative experience into Dan’s view of his world.


Read about the film’s participation in the Venice Biennale, 2023: VARIETY, IndieWire, SCREENDAILY.

Directors: Adam Weingrod

Script: Adam Weingrod

Research: Adam Weingrod

Producers: Kobi Mizrahi, Sean Thomas Evans

Production company: KM Productions, HCXR / Occupied VR

Editing: Adam Weingrod

Filming: Oury Atlan (Art director and lead designer) | Jumana Saad (Lead developer)

Soundtrack: Yuval Bar-on, Jonathan Falikman

Music : Adam Weingrod

14 minutes | Israel, Canada | 2023 | English

Produced by
  • Canada Media Fund |
  • National Film Board of Canada