WANDERING, A ROHINGYA STORY

Mélanie Carrier and Oliver Higgins, Human Rights Doc, 88' - Canadian Screen Award

2020

CANADA, BANGLADESH

Doc

88 m

SYNOPSIS

In a few months, Kutupalong refugee camp has become the largest in the world. A labyrinth of makeshift shelters, home to 700 000 Rohingyas. In this place out of space and time, is it still possible to exist?

FESTIVALS

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS


2021

  1. Winner Best Documentary - Canadian Screen Awards

  2. Nominated for Best Cinematography - Canadian Screen Awards

  3. Winner Best Documentary - Iris Award

  4. Winner Best Editing / Documentary - Iris Award

  5. Winner Best Photography / Documentary - Iris Award

  6. Nominated for Best Sound / Documentary - Iris Award

  7. Nominated for Best Music / Documentary - Iris Award

  8. Nominated SOS Kinderdörfer Weltweit Award - Dok.Fest München / Germany 

  9. Grand Prize - Breaking boundaries - Rhode Island International Film Festival / USA

  10. Grand Prize Winner - Vues sur Mer / Canada

  11. Special Jury Prize - International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films / Bulgaria

  12. Professional Jury's Prize Documentary Feature Film 2nd - Chicago International Children's Film Festival / USA  

  13. Milos Stehlik Global Impact Award - Chicago International Children's Film Festival / USA

  14. 2020

  15. Winner of the Global DOCS Award - DOCSMX / Mexico

  16. Winner of the Audience Award - FCVQ / Canada

  17. Winner of the Wave Award - Best Documentary - FICFA / Canada

  18. Winner FIDBA Buenos Aires - Human Rights Award


FESTIVALS

  1. SEMINCI / Valladolid, Spain - Official Competition

  2. DOCSMX / Mexico City, Mexico - Winner of the Global DOCS Award

  3. RIDM / Montreal, Canada - Official Competition

  4. FCVQ / Quebec City, Canada - Winner of the Audience Award

  5. FICFA / Moncton, Canada - Winner of the Wave Award - Best Documentary

  6. 42nd Havana film festival / Cuba - Official Selection

  7. FIFF Tübingen / Germany - Official Competition     

  8. 27th Rendez-vous French Film Festival / Vancouver, Canada - Closing Film 

  9. 10th Belleville Downtown DocFest / Belleville, Canada - Official Selection

  10. Carrousel International du Film de Rimouski / Rimouski, Canada - Official Selection

  11. Vues sur Mer / Gaspé, Canada - Opening Film & Grand Prize Winner

  12. 39th Festival Cinéma d'Alès - Itinérances / Alès, France - Official Selection

  13. Dok.Fest München / Munich, Germany - Best of Fest Selection

  14. 39th edition of Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma / Quebec, Canada

  15. Festival Cinéma du Monde de Sherbrooke / Quebec, Canada

  16. Moscow International Film Festival - DOKER / Russia - Official Competition

  17. Social World Film Festival / Naples, Italy

  18. Flikers' Rhode Island International Film Festival / USA - Official Competition

  19. International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films / Bulgaria

  20. Berlin Human Rights Festival / Germany - Official Competition

  21. Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival / Taiwan

  22. Heartland International Film festival / Indianapolis, USA - Official competition

  23. Ojai Film Festival, USA - Official competition

  24. Festival des Libertés / Brussels, Belgium - Official competition

  25. Festival International Ânûû-rû Âboro / New Caledonia - Official competition

  26. Chicago International Children's Film Festival / USA - Official competition

  27. 45th Mostra São Paulo International film festival / Brazil, Official competition

  28. FIDBA - Buenos Aires International Film Festival / Argentina - Official competition

  29. Festival du film documentaire Le Grand Bivouac / France - Official competition

  30. FilmAmbiente / São Paulo, Brazil - Official competition

  31. UNHCR Refugee Film Festival / Japan

  32. Verzió International Film Festival / Budapest, Hungary - Official competition

  33. Social Justice Film Festival / Seattle, USA - Official competition

  34. Rabat International Auteur Film Festival / Morocco

  35. 12th Human Rights Documentary Film Days - Izmir Turqey

  36. Escales Documentaires de La Rochelle - France - Official competition

  37. Bushwick Film Festival - Brooklyn, NY, USA

  38. Utopia Film Festival - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

  39. MOVE IT! Film Festival for Human Rights and Development - Germany - Official competition

  40. North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival, Fargo, USA

  41. Festival International du Film Politique de Carcassone / France - Official competition

  42. Cinema On The Bayou / USA - Official competition

OTHER SCREENINGS


CANADA


  1. Cinéma Beaubien - February 2021

  2. Cinéma du Parc - February 2021

  3. Cinéma du Musée - February 2021

  4. Cinéma Moderne - February 2021

  5. Cinéma Le Clap - February 2021

  6. Cinémathèque Québécoise - March 2021

  7. Cinéma Princesse - Rivière-du-Loup - March 1st     

  8. Paraloeil - Rimouski - March 4   

  9. Ciné-Centre Baie-Comeau - March 23 & 27

  10. Ciné-Centre Sept-Îles - March 22, 23, 24 & 28

  11. Bibliothèque de Victoriaville - Hors cadre series - March 30

  12. Ciné-répertoire de Joliette (Cinéma RGFM) - May 18

  13. Cinéma Le Clap - June 18 to 25 


SPAIN 

BARCELONA - In theaters June 4, 2021


QUOTES:


"All the photography of the film is extraordinary."
"Not only is the film free of pathos, not only does it avoid the pitfalls of resting on poverty, on the contrary, but it is also permeated with a certain poetry, a metaphysical atmosphere"

LA PRESSE- ANDRÉ DUCHESNE

★★★★

"Poignant immersion"

JOURNAL DE QUÉBEC - CÉDRIC BÉLANGER

★★★ ½

"Courageous, relevant and deeply human"

JOURNAL LE SOLEIL -ÉRIC MOREAULT

"Sublime documentary"

LE DEVOIR -ODILE DUMAIS

« Wonderful film »
"A work as sensitive as it is immersive"

LE DEVOIR -FRANÇOIS LÉVESQUE

"A powerful illustration of the tragic consequences of genocide"
"A visually striking work"

MEDIAFILM - CHARLES-HENRI RAMOND

" Wandering, a Rohingya Story stands out from a crowded pack   (a film about refugees), however, by striking tricky balances between individual and collective focus, and between presenting an aesthetic vision of its subject matter rather than an aestheticized one. "

MODERN TIMES REVIEW - NEIL YONG

"Remarkable documentary"

"Realistic yet sensitive and moving"

DIARIO EL POPULAR - JORGE GUTMAN

"The film unfolds with a mature direction that manages to convey the heavy burden of a clumsy humanity in the order of its priorities."

EL NORTE DE CASTILLA

"The film is filled with moments of great evocative power; these images mark the memory, they live and accompany the spectators for a long time. (...) Viewing Wandering, Rohingya Story is a truly sensory experience for the public, which plunges into a world of emotions and sensations."

CINÉ-BULLES

"a high level of narrative language (...) Apart from the carefully prepared cinematography and editing, the aesthetic structure of the film necessarily hypnotizes and fascinates the audience."

BIAMAG

"Armed with contagious humanism (...) the sensually evocative photographic and sound work carried out by the production is also a vibrant testimony to the state of the situation"

PANORAMA CINEMA


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