Directors: Melissa Pracht
Producers: Executive and Field Producer – Melissa Pracht; Post-Production – Stina Hamlin and East Coast Digital
2018 | 9 min | USA, Bangladesh
Languages: Rohingya with English VO
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.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Finalist, Virtual Reality/360 Category, SIMA 2019
Chelsea Film Festival, 2018