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Wandering, a Rohingya Story

Director(s)
Olivier Higgins
Mélanie Carrier
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 26
Country
(Québec) Canada
Year
2020
Duration
88 min
Language
Rohingya with French or English subtitles

The Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh is the most populated refugee camp in the world. This documentary shows us the daily lives of its inhabitants.

“All I want is freedom.” Against a black background, the words of Kalam, a young Rohingya refugee, introduce us to the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh. The makeshift city is home to more than 700,000 people who have fled Myanmar since 2017. With photographer Renaud Philippe, filmmakers Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins (Québékoisie, RIDM 2014) film life in the camp, with a mix of realism and poetry informed by Kalam’s powerful testimony. Memories of the past, the hope for a better life and reflections on indefinite exile give voice to a people who remain neglected, condemned to life in a non-place far from our gaze. A cry against injustice, and a tribute to resilience in the face of overwhelming obstacles. (Bruno Dequen, RIDM 2020)

Official selection – RIDM 2020
Prix du public Long métrage – Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec – FCVQ, Canada

Olivier Higgins, Mélanie Carrier, Renaud Philippe et Mohammed Shofi present : Wandering, A Rohingya Story

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Director(s)
Olivier Higgins
Mélanie Carrier
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 26
Country
(Québec) Canada
Year
2020
Duration
88 min
Language
Rohingya with French or English subtitles