Film and talk: The Ice Cream Sellers

Mittwoch, 31. Januar 2024, 19:00 – 21:00, Dokumentationszentrum Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung

Film and talk - in English

Sohel Rahman's film tells the story of siblings Ayas and Asia in the Cox's Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh. The film provides insights into the everyday camp life of the survivors of the Rohingya community in Bangladesh. In 2017, Myanmar carried out a military operation against the Rohingya Muslim minority. According to the UN, the massacres and expulsions reached genocidal proportions. The UN Human Rights Commissioner described the military offensive as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing". Today, more than one million Rohingya live in abject poverty in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Their fate has been largely forgotten worldwide. Sohel Rahman's impressive documentary draws attention to this dramatic chapter of displacement in the 21st century.


Opening remarks

Barbara Kurowska, Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation

Film screening

"The Ice Cream Sellers," 75 minutes, Bangladesh


Sohel Rahman, filmmaker and journalist, Lisbon

You can find more information about the director here: https://sohelrahman.com/about/

Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Ministry of Disaster Management & Relief, Bangladesh

Online Teilnahme


Anna Ramskogler-Witt, Human Rights Film Festival Berlin

Free admission