Local filmmakers bring Rohingya journey to life

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Photo: Mö Films.

Rohingya boys play soccer during a rainstorm in Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Bangladesh. Kutupalong is the world’s largest refugee camp; in May 2020, it was estimated that as many as 860,000 people live there.

For much of their lives, filmmakers Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins have been on the road, whether biking across Central Asia (Asiemut, 2007), paddling from Lac Saint-Jean to Quebec City (Rencontre, 2011), discovering a Rohingya refugee camp (Wandering: a Rohingya Story, 2020) or documenting the first day of school in Haiti (Ce que le monde porte en soi, expected in 2022).