Filming in the border areas between Myanmar and Bangladesh and also the Rohingya refugee camps, Shafiur Rahman encountered survivors from what is likely to be the worst massacre of the Rohingya crisis of 2017 - Tula Toli. The film shows distressing images from the border as well as harrowing interviews with refugees who describe mass killings, including the killing of children, rape, and the destruction of entire villages. This film is the first documentary to discuss crucial evidence of pre-planning of the massacre on the part of the Myanmar military and officials designed to drive the Rohingya from their ancestral land. The crisis itself has resulted in well over half a million people, mainly children, fleeing their homes and becoming refugees.
Director Biography - Shafiur Rahman
Shafiur Rahman specialises in documentary films dealing with human rights. With a background in political economy, he has produced award-winning documentary films on migrant labour and stateless people. Starting December 2016, he has been filming in the border areas of Myanmar and Bangladesh following the Rohingya crisis, witnessing key moments over a period of 13 months.