ON AUGUST 25, 2017, the Myanmar military and militia groups launched a crackdown so brutal against Rohingya Muslim communities that it has since been declared a genocide.
Thousands were killed, and more than 740,000 people fled into Bangladesh, the latest and largest wave of Rohingya refugees to settle in cramped camps across the border in Cox’s Bazar.
Five years later, with little prospect of being repatriated, Rohingya people share cherished memories of their lives back home. Although Rohingya have long been a marginalized group in Myanmar lacking citizens’ rights, they reminisce about the abundance, community, food, gardens, livestock, leisure and work they once enjoyed. Their memories are re-created here through reporting, illustration, animation and music.