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Surviving Violence - Nov 26 to Dec 2

Errance sans retour Olivier Higgins, Mélanie Carrier

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Wandering, a Rohingya Story

“All I want is freedom.” Against a black background, the words of Kalam, a young Rohingya refugee, introduce us to the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh. The makeshift city is home to more than 700,000 people who have fled Myanmar since 2017. With photographer Renaud Philippe, filmmakers Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins (Québékoisie, RIDM 2014) film life in the camp, with a mix of realism and poetry informed by Kalam’s powerful testimony. Memories of the past, the hope for a better life and reflections on indefinite exile give voice to a people who remain neglected, condemned to life in a non-place far from our gaze. A cry against injustice, and a tribute to resilience in the face of overwhelming obstacles. (Bruno Dequen)

In first part HELI, SET TTE SKÁL LTE presented by Wapikoni mobile.

Presented in the Canal D Space

Presented in collaboration with Québec City Film Festival (QCFF)

competition : National Feature Competition

Errance sans retour

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2020
  • V.O : Rohingya
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 88 MIN
  • Cinematography : Olivier Higgins
  • Cinematography : Renaud Philippe
  • Editing : Olivier Higgins
  • Editing : Amélie Labrèche
  • Production : Mélanie Carrier
  • Production : Olivier Higgins
  • Music : Martin Dumais
  • Sound Design : Pierre-Jules Audet
Filmography of Olivier Higgins :

Asiemut (2007)
Ice Philosophy (2011)
Encounters (2011)
Québékoisie (2014)

Filmography of Mélanie Carrier :

Asiemut (2007)
Ice Philosophy (2011)
Encounters (2011)
Québékoisie (2014)

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