Refugee Republic is a cross-platform documentary showing everyday life in Domiz Camp, Northern Iraq.
Domiz Camp receives about 58000 refugees, mainly Syrian Kurds, who gradually transformed the camp from a temporary refuge to a real town, with small businesses and schools, where people live, work and try to conduct an almost "normal" life.
Produced by Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant and Submarine Channel, Refugee Republic is made by Dirk Jan Visser, photographer, Jan Rothuizen, illustrator and artist and Martijn van Tol, journalist.
The result is an innovative mix of information and interaction, images, music and drawings.
Finalist at 2014's IDFA , Refugee Republic just won the Zilveren Camera prize for innovative photojournalism.
Here the introductive trailer.
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