The Story of a Rohingyan Journey

Angela Mahon documents her journey to Bangladesh going to a refugee camp there and hearing the plight of the people who have fled violence, rape and the murder of relatives in their homeland. The documentary touches on the positive effects of integration by recording the experiences of some of the Rohingya refugees who came to Carlow in 2009 as part of the UNHCR resettlement programme.

For the past 25 years, the Rohingya people have been fleeing Myanmar (Burma) and flooding to refugee camps in neighbouring countries, including Bangladesh.  

Labelled variously as 'the stateless', 'Asia's new boat people' and 'the disowned and denied', this ethnic Muslim minority claim that the Burmese government is persecuting them and committing acts of genocide.

‘The Story of a Rohingya Journey’ tracks documentary presenter Angela Mahon on her journey to Bangladesh going to a refugee camp there and hearing the plight of the people who have fled violence, rape and the murder of relatives in their homeland.  

The documentary touches on the positive effects of integration by recording the experiences of some of the Rohingya refugees who came to Carlow in 2009 as part of the UNHCR resettlement programme. 

Presented by Angela Mahon.
Produced by Monica Hayes.

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