Nat Geo Docs announces 'Lost and Found' as part of new short documentary slate
Over the past year I have been working on a documentary with Academy Award winning director (& my long term collaborator and friend) Orlando von Einsiedel. It is about the work of Kamal Hussein who reunites families in the world's largest refugee camp, Kutupalong in Bangladesh. A truly wonderful man, he works alongside the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, trying to improve the lives of some of the almost one million Rohingya living in an incredibly difficult situation.
Orlando writes: 'The grim two year milestone of the Myanmar military’s brutal pogrom against the Rohingya is next week. Tragically, like in Syria, like in the Philippines, like in Yemen... nefarious forces around the world are increasingly feeling emboldened to commit atrocities without fear of proper consequence. I worry that there will be many more crises like this one in the coming years unless the global community can find better ways at stopping the impunity of those who have no respect for human life and dignity.'
I am so proud of Orlando and my colleagues at Grain for, yet again, bringing such an important subject to a wider audience. The Nobel Prize, National Geographic Documentary Films and the UN Refugee Agency all made this film possible. I feel extremely honoured to have been a part of it.
The film will be released online in October. In the meantime you can watch it at a number of festivals and during a cinema run in NYC. Here is the trailer: