Filmmaker Noman Robin, who previously made the documentary titled ‘A Quarter Mile Country’ depicting the hurdles and struggles of Rohingya refugees, has made yet another documentary depicting the sufferings of the Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh.
His latest documentary titled ‘Blossoms From Ash’, funded by US-based Blum Family Foundation, will be submitted to the upcoming USA-based LA Film Festival, informed Noman.
‘I decided to make a second documentary because I want to raise greater awareness both nationally and internationally on the Rohingya issue. My latest documentary Blossoms From Ash will be submitted to the upcoming LA Film Festival and we hope to screen it in other film festivals in USA and elsewhere in future’, said Noman, who filmed the documentary in the Ukhiya refugee camp.
‘Among other things, the documentary will depict a brief history of Rohingya people from 712 AD to present day situation. It will also portray life in Ukhiya refugee camp and sufferings of Rohingya children, who are struggling to get most basic education’, Noman Robin told New Age.
‘While visiting the camp we came across a number of children who could communicate in English. These children, who were taught by their mothers, can have the bright future they deserve if they have access to education’, said Noman, adding that the 40 minute documentary was named Blossoms From Ash as it will give the viewers a glimpse into the potential of Rohingya children.
A two minute trailer of the documentary was screened at a press conference held at Jatiya Press Club on Saturday. The trailer includes a short interview of a Rohingya child, who is asked what he wants to be when he grows up. The child replies I want to be a doctor to serve the sick people. Blossoms from Ash has been produced by Alexander I Blum.
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