Journalist and documentary filmmaker, Zan Azlee, spends several weeks in the world’s largest refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, which houses close to a million displaced Rohingya.
The new government, if they want to stay true to the Malaysia Baru spirit, must acknowledge the Universal Periodic Review and take action instead of just noting it down.
We Are Animals is shot in a visceral and raw style with little narration from Zan himself which allows the visuals and the community within the camp to speak for themselves.
My latest documentary film WE ARE ANIMALS will be screening at the 2018 Cooler Lumpur Festival this Friday!
Malaysians are so shocked at all that is happening in the US that they forget that situations like these have been happening in their own backyard for decades.
We talk about saving the world, cyborgism and sex!
With cases of the Malays and Muslims oppressing the non-Malays and non-Muslims, it is a wonder that there still is love for Muslims in Malaysia.
After my two-week stay, I leave, but they will still be there. They will still have nothing more to do everyday except wait for the day to end by roaming around the camp.
How about just taking the simple step of signing the 1951 Refugee Convention and accept refugees into the country and treat them well?
It was just last year when the Malaysian government showed their support for the Rohingya.
The point is the fact that so many Malaysians only pay attention to social issues when it is popular and trendy. Then they forget.