We Are Rohingya (VR/360)
Global Affairs and Human Development • 9m 11s
Mohammed and his family awoke one morning to the sound of gunfire in their village in Myanmar. The father of three describes how his son Ismail went from having a relatively normal life playing soccer with his friends, to trekking through rain-drenched forests to escape Myanmar, and falling sick with diphtheria while trying to settle into life at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Mohammed and Ismail’s story echoes those of some 700,000 other Rohingya, members of an ethnic Muslim minority forced to flee their homes and their country following a violent campaign by the Myanmar military starting in August 2017. They join hundreds of thousands of other Rohingya people in Bangladesh, uprooted by earlier cycles of violence and persecution.
Director: Melissa Pracht
Producers: Executive and Field Producer - Melissa Pracht; Post-Production - Stina Hamlin and East Coast Digital
9 min | USA, Bangladesh
Languages: Rohingya with English VO
VR + 360 Finalist, SIMA 2019
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