Shanti Khana (2018)
Directed by Lauren Anders Brown, 27 mins
World Refugee Day Saturday 20 June, 17:00 BST plus panel discussion
Food. Sleep. Shelter. Recovery. All seem equally important, and for a Rohingya woman with a family, all are out of her control and it’s overwhelming. Shanti Khana follows a day in the life of one woman, Minara, as she navigates the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar in search for some normalcy and peace.
UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem closed the film with a recorded message and introduced the panel discussion.
This panel was moderated by Laura Cook who has a Masters in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies and has worked and photographed the Rohingya crisis; she is Communications Advisor with The Elders staff team.
The Shanti Khana panel was:
- Shanti Khana director Lauren Anders Brown,
- Urmi Acharjee, a human rights lawyer and humanitarian currently working on the ground in Cox's Bazar
- Saiful, a Rohingya refugee who has been living in Cox’s Bazar since arriving during the influx of over 600,000 Rohingya in August 2017