The Rohingya crossed the border to escape persecution in Myanmar and arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The port city is now home to the world’s largest refugee camp, home to more than 900,000 Rohingya. Director Ai Weiwei stayed at Cox’s Bazar for several months, documenting the Rohingya people. Through the spaces of their lives, everyday events, customs and rituals, the film shows that they do not give up their dignity, even though they face the greatest deprivation.
Masterclass Ai Weiwei – the filmmaker commitment’s (and discussion with Pierre Simon Gutman).
Ai Weiwei is renowned for making strong aesthetic statements that resonate with timely phenomena across today’s geopolitical world. From architecture to installations, social media to documentaries, Ai uses a wide range of mediums as expressions of new ways for his audiences to examine society and its values. Ai was born in Beijing in 1957 and currently resides and works in Berlin. Ai is the recipient of the 2015 Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International and the 2012 Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent from the Human Rights Foundation.