Wandering, a Rohingya Story
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, 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled from the genocide in Myanmar (formerly Burma), to seek asylum in Bangladesh. Within a few months, the Kutupalong refugee camp became the biggest camp in the world. Between poetry and nightmares, food distribution and soccer games, the film guides us through a labyrinth of makeshift shelters, bearing witness to the daily lives of Rohingya refugees and the ghosts of the past.
Born in Québec City (Canada), Olivier Higgins and Mélanie Carrier are biologists by trade. They discovered video while documenting their numerous adventures. In 2007, they directed and produced the documentary film Asiemut, which chronicles their 8000 km cycling trip from Mongolia to India. In 2010, the director-producer couple founded MÖ FILMS, an independent production company devoted to documentary films, whose objective is to contribute to the debates and societal challenges of our times. Their latest documentary feature film, Wandering, a Rohingya Story examines the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. Along with this film, they produced and designed a multidisciplinary exhibition, including the works of several artists, at the Quebec National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBAQ).