Wandering, a Rohingya Story Olivier Higgins et Mélanie Carrier 2020

Wandering, a Rohingya Story

Olivier Higgins et Mélanie Carrier / 2020 / 87 min. / Canada / Rohingya / FRENCH SUBS , ENGLISH SUBS , Spanish

Synopsis

The documentary film Wandering, a Rohingya Story is an immersive, poetic and powerful look into the biggest refugee camp in the world, the Kutupalong refugee camp. In 2017, within a few months, 700,000 people of the Rohingya Muslim minority fled Myanmar (formerly Burma) to escape genocide and seek asylum in Bangladesh. Between poetry and nightmares, food distribution and soccer games, the Rohingyas of Kutupalong camp bear witness to their daily lives and to the ghosts of the past.

Special collaborations :
In collaboration with Rohingya refugees Kala Miya and Mohammed Shofi.
Inspired by the work and research by documentary photographer Renaud Philippe.

Cast & Crew

Screenplay: Olivier Higgins et Mélanie Carrier
Voice Over: Mohammed Shofi
Writing of the narration: Kala Miya (Kalam), Olivier Higgins et Mélanie Carrier
Cinematographer: Renaud Philippe et Olivier Higgins
Editor: Amélie Labrèche et Olivier Higgins
Colorization: Jérome Cloutier
Sound editor: Pierre-Jules Audet
Music: Martin Dumais
Cast: Kala Miya (Kalem), Mohammed Haras et sa famille, Montas
Production: MÖ FILMS

Genre


Documentary

Topics


Human rights, Immigration, Politics



Trailer

Biography

Olivier Higgins and Mélanie Carrier are the directors and producers of Asiemut (2007), Encounters (2011) and Québékoisie (2014). Their films have been shown on international broadcasters including ARTE, RTBF, TSR, TV5 MONDE and AL JAZEERA. Their documentary Asiemut won several Grand Prizes in many of the most prestigious mountain film festivals around the world, such as Banff, Graz, Les Diablerets and Cervino. Québékoisie was awarded at the RIDM and RIFF. The two directors received funding from major organizations like Telefilm, SODEC, the National Film Board of Canada and Canada Council for the Arts. In 2020, Higgins and Carrier completed the conception of a multidisciplinary exhibition at the National Museum of the Art of Quebec, inspired by their latest feature documentary Wandering, a Rohingya Story.

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Filmography

2007
Québékoisie / 81 min.

2011
Rencontre / 52 min.

2014
Asiemut / 56 min.


Festivals

- 2020 -
People's choice award - Feature film | Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec - FCVQ, Canada
Winner of the competitive section GLOBAL DOCS | DocsMX, Mexico
Best feature documentary | Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie, Canada
In competition | Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, Canada
In competition | Seminci – Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid, Spain
In competition | Festival International du Film Francophone de Tübingen, Germany
In competition | Havana Film Festival of New Latin American Cinema, Cuba

- 2021 -
In competition | Belleville Downtown DocFest, Canada
In competition | Carrousel international du film de Rimouski, Canada
In competition | Vues sur mer, Canada
In competition | Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In competition | DOK.fest München, Germany
In competition | Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, Canada
In competition | Festival Cinéma d'Alès - Itinérances, France
In competition | Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer, Russia
In competition | Social World Film Festival, Italy
In competition | Cinéma sous les étoiles, Canada
In competition | Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA


Prices

- 2021 -
Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary | Canadian Screen Awards 2021, Canada
Prix Iris du Meilleur film documentaire | Gala Québec Cinéma, Canada
Prix Iris de la Meilleure direction de la photographie - Film documentaire | Gala Québec Cinéma, Canada
Prix Iris du Meilleur montage - Films documentaire | Gala Québec Cinéma, Canada
Grand Prize - Breaking Boundaries | Rhode Island International Film Festival, États-Unis

- 2020 -
People's choice award - Feature film | Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec - FCVQ, Canada
Winner of the competitive section GLOBAL DOCS | DocsMX, Mexico
Best feature documentary | Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie, Canada




Photos

Photo Gallery -  Wandering, a Rohingya Story Olivier Higgins et Mélanie Carrier 2020
Photo Gallery -  Wandering, a Rohingya Story Olivier Higgins et Mélanie Carrier 2020
Photo Gallery -  Wandering, a Rohingya Story Olivier Higgins et Mélanie Carrier 2020
Photo Gallery -  Wandering, a Rohingya Story Olivier Higgins et Mélanie Carrier 2020
Photo Gallery -  Wandering, a Rohingya Story Olivier Higgins et Mélanie Carrier 2020

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