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Documentary Film ”The Ice Cream Sellers” (2021)

23.06.2023 | 17:30 - 20:00

Film Screening and Discussion with the Director Sohel Rahman

“The Ice Cream Sellers” (2021, 75min)

A film by Sohel Rahman.

Film Screening organised jointly by GAMS, RePLITO and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

The Ice Cream Sellers (75”) tells the story of two little siblings and the genocide survivors of the Rohingya community who fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh after a brutal genocide. While most of the Rohingya people were exhausted from the weight of their trauma, the two siblings began their new life with hard work, selling cheap ice-cream door to door in the world´s largest refugee camp in a desperate attempt to earn enough money to bribe officials for the release of their father from prison in Myanmar. The film invites the audience to become a part of the journey of two children across the refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, just as the director himself was invited and received intimate access into their journey of life. The film portrays a story of tragedy and loss, courage, and suffering. On one hand, we have parents’ harrowing tales of their flight from their homeland, and on the other, we see laughter and the irrepressible spirit of the children.

Free Entry, open to all


Zeit & Ort

23.06.2023 | 17:30 - 20:00

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V., Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin

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Fritzi-Marie Titzmann