“In almost every picture of them, the longing to return to their own country has emerged. They want to get rid of the curse of child marriage, the dream of returning to their country with their families, studies, etc.”
Cartoonist Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy recounted his experience of creating a 170-feet-long painting of hundreds of refugees sheltering in Bhasan Char at the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Gulshan 2 on Wednesday evening.
He said: “Khaleda Akhter, a Rohingya woman, questioned me when I went to the village to ask permission to paint. She asked ‘Can we go back to our country with that?.’ In each image of the mural, they posed a zillion questions.”
Tanmoy has joined hands with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and its partner Artolution to support Rohingya refugees through art.
Tanmoy gathered the refugee community to share their lives and capture them on a large joint mural on the island of Bhasan Char.
In the seven-day program, Rohingya refugees shared their needs, hardships, hopes, and dreams and captured them in a collection of wall paintings.
“Imagine a group of children who have never held a brush in their life. Now imagine that they come together to paint a 170 feet long painting!” said Tanmoy in a delighted voice.
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