I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts
In conjunction with the Ethic, Society & Law and TrinOne Program, the Hart House Debates & Dialogues committee will be hosting a screening of “I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts.”
The film chronicles the journey of fourteen refugee youth who take to the stage to re-enact their families’ harrowing experiences in Burma and beyond; before, during, and immediately after the escalation of military violence in their native homeland, Rakhine state; their escape by foot and by boat to makeshift camps in Bangladesh; and their eventual resettlement in the strikingly un-familiar Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.
There, the children resolve to raise awareness for a conflict that has increasingly resembled a cruel and systematic ethnic cleansing campaign — one of the most egregious and over-looked humanitarian crises in the world today. Leading up to the night of their sold-out show, the film takes audiences through the personal lives of the performers, capturing their struggles as they adjust to their new lives in Canada, and exploring the cultural background of “the most persecuted people on Earth.”
When: Tues., Oct. 9, 2018, 6:30-9:30 pm
Where: George Ignatieff Theatre
Cost: Free / Registration required