About the project
Doha Debates teamed up with human rights organization Fortify Rights to train three young Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on the basics of photography and Instagram. These media fellows — Azimul Hasson, Dil Kayas and Omal Khair — were equipped with mobile phones and they’re now documenting their lives inside Cox’s Bazar, the largest refugee camp in the world. The project won the Shorty Social Good Award in the Immigration & Refugees category in November 2020.
Meet our fellows and follow their journey.
This documentary follows Omal Khair, Azimul Hasson and Dil Kayas as they learn to see their lives through a new lens — and offers the world a rare glimpse into what life is like for young Rohingya refugees.
Learn more about our fellows:
- The Guardian: ‘I want to tell of our suffering’: Comms crackdown puts Rohingya on mute
- Southeast Asia Globe: Rohingya photography: A life in pictures
- South Asia Journalists Association: Rohingya fellows named photography finalists
- Shorty Social Good Awards: Rohingya fellows win in Immigration & Refugees category
- Impact DOCS Awards: ‘Exodus’ receives Award of Merit in two documentary categories