Humans of no nation

REFUGEES: Since 2016, 700,000 people of the Rohingya Muslim minority fled Myanmar making the Kutupalong refugee camp one of the biggest in the world.
Wandering, a Rohingya Story
Country: Canada

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Official sources estimate there are currently no fewer than 42 «stateless nations» in the world with a population of more than three million, that list headed by Tamils (76m), Kurds (46m), and Sikhs (27m). Wandering, A Rohingya Story sees filmmakers from one of the 42 train their cameras on another. Québec-based directorial duo Olivier Higgins and Mélanie Carrier -working closely with a photographer from the same Canadian province, Renaud Philippe – traveled to eastern Bangladesh to document the situation of the Rohingya people.

Day-to-day realities

Hundreds of thousands of this much-persecuted Muslim ethnic group, of whom there are 3.5m, were displaced from their native, majority-Buddhist Myanmar (a.k.a. Burma) following a military crackdown which began in 2016-7. The assault was focused mainly on the district of Rakhine and resulted in at least 24,000 deaths amid plausible accusations of mass rape and torture. In 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, issued a report calling for the Myanmar generals to be tr . . .

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