The Forgotten Refugees | BBC World News

’An admirably succinct summary of the Bhutanese refugee situation in Nepal and captures the complex human calculations of the resettlement solution’

Nepali Times

I travel to seven camps in Nepal which house more than 100,000 people, the largest concentration of refugees in the world at the time. Expelled from Bhutan almost twenty years ago, the government of Nepal refuses to grant them citizenship.

I report on the difficult decision they face – trading the dream of one day returning to their old homes in Bhutan for a chance to start a new life as free citizens in a third country. But, in many cases they’re separated from family and friends.

I produced, directed and presented this film, gaining unprecedented access to Bhutan itself. I travelled there alone, shooting and presenting myself.

Selected for screening in competitive section of Film South Asia ’09.

Rockhopper TV for BBC World News

45 mins