Source: The Hollywood Reporter
It’s been more than two years since British director Orlando von Einsiedel won the Oscar for documentary short “The White Helmets,” a harrowing look at the daily heroisms of volunteer rescue workers in the Syria Civil Defense.
The award would prove to be Netflix’s first taste of Academy success (he’d already landed them a nomination in 2015 for “Virunga”), and while the streamer has since added several more gold statuettes to its collection, von Einsiedel hasn’t sat still.
Wednesday marked the limited theatrical release of “Lost and Found,” which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last month.
The first short from National Geographic Documentary Films and backed by the Nobel Prize, “Lost and Found” sees von Einsiedel back in familiar geopolitical territories, this time on the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh in the world’s largest refugee camp, a temporary city that sprang up after the latest brutal campaign of ethnic and religious persecution in Myanmar that has driven more than 700,000 Rohingya from their homes.
But in this bleakness, von Ensiedel finds hope in the form of a man dedicated to reuniting parents with their lost children.
Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.
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