Rohingya learn photography to document refugee life

These Rohingya refugees are learning photography

at a film school within their camp

Location: Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Omar's Film School was founded in February 2020

with the goal of training up Rohingya refugees to document their lives

so that they can find work as professional photographers

and inform the outside world about the camp's conditions

(SOUNDBITE) (Rohingya) ROHINGYA REFUGEE AND STUDENT AT OMAR'S FILM SCHOOL, OMEL KHAIR, SAYING: "I came to Bangladesh in 2017. When I was in Myanmar I saw people taking photographs and I felt that learning photography was a dream of mine. When I came to Bangladesh I started taking photos with my mobile phone and uploading the pictures (online). People would comment on them and give 'likes,' and I felt happy seeing those. People got to know me (online) and since then I want to learn much better photography, I joined Omar Faruque's Film School. Now I feel that with this training, I hope to become a major photographer."

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