AVFF2022 – Thursday at Cinema Paradiso

There will be a public screening of an award-winning feature film from the Auroville Film Festival 2022. It will be screened on Thursday, June 30 at Cinema Paradiso, Town Hall from 8pm onwards.

2020, Bangladesh-Canada, Documentary, 1hr 28min

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 specter of wandering, waiting, disappearing. In this place almost out of space and time, is it still possible to exist?

En quelques mois, le camp de réfugiés de Kutupalong est devenu le plus peuplé au monde, abritant plus de 700 000 réfugiés Rohingya en exil luttant pour leur survie. Dans ce labyrinthe d’abris de fortune, presque hors du temps et de l’espace, est-il encore possible d’exister ?

Writers, Directors, Producers: Mélanie Carrier, Olivier Higgins

Cast: Kala Miya (Kalam), Mohammed Haras and his family, Montas