Refugee Republic
An online documentary about the everyday life in a Syrian refugee camp called Domiz
Refugee Republic is an online documentary about everyday life in Domiz Camp, a Syrian refugee camp in northern Iraq. Around 58 thousand predominantly Kurdish-Syrian refugees have sought shelter there, gradually transforming the camp from a temporary refuge to a makeshift town where people live and work, go to school, start a business, get married, argue and have fun. Refugee Republic allows you to explore and experience something of everyday life in Domiz Camp through beautiful hand-drawn maps, photographs, and short video impressions. Scroll through audio-visual narratives, wander through drawings enriched with soundscapes recorded on the streets and in the alleyways of Domiz Camp, and meet some of its residents. Such as Ahmad, who skips school to look after his bird stall; the busy circumcision doctor Shixmous, the mechanic Mahmoud, who set up a tuk-tuk garage in front of his tent, and Fatma, a teenager who dreams of finding her big break as a singer on Youtube.