SPIRA and MÖ FILMS are proud to announce the selection at various international festivals of the feature documentary Wandering, a Rohingya Story by Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins (Québékoisie, Asiemut), winner of the People’s Choice Award at the most recent Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF). The filmmakers met Rohingya refugees in exile in the Kutupalong refugee camp, the biggest in the world, home to 700,000 exiles fighting for their survival.
Wandering, a Rohingya Story will have its international premiere in Mexico at DocsMX, which will be held online from October 8 to 25; it was selected in the Global Docs section. The European premiere will take place as part of the prestigious Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain, which will take place in person from October 24 to 31. The film will continue its festival tour in Germany for its presentation at the Tübingen International Francophone Film Festival, from October 28 to November 4.
The documentary Wandering, a Rohingya Story will open in theatres in Quebec on January 22, 2021.
Within a few months, the Kutupalong refugee camp has become the biggest in the world. Out of sight, 700,000 people of the Rohingya Muslim minority fled Myanmar in 2017 to escape genocide and seek asylum in Bangladesh. Prisoners of a major yet little-publicized humanitarian crisis, Kalam, Mohammad, Montas and other exiles want to make their voice heard. Between poetry and nightmares, food distribution and soccer games, they testify to their daily realities and the ghosts of their past memories. Around them, the spectre of wandering, waiting, disappearing. In this place almost out of space and time, is it still possible to exist?
WANDERING, A ROHINGYA STORY – written, directed and produced by Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins
Narration: Mohammed Shofi | Narration written by: Kala Miya (Kalam), Olivier Higgins, Mélanie Carrier | Cinematography: Renaud Philippe and Olivier Higgins | Editing: Amélie Labrèche and Olivier Higgins | Color grading: Jérôme Cloutier | Sound Recording: Olivier Higgins and Kala Miya (Kalam) | Sound Mix: Luc Boudrias | Sound Design: Pierre-Jules Audet | Original Music: Martin Dumais | Producers: Olivier Higgins and Mélanie Carrier | Production: MÖ FILMS | Distribution: SPIRA et MÖ FILMS