BBC Media Action has produced the second season of the popular audio drama series, Aa'rar Kissa (Our Story).
The drama continues to follow three families as they grapple with day-to-day life in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, dealing with love, crime and injustice. In this season the families deal with mental health – especially in how to support each other when experiencing depression, feeling stressed and dealing with anxiety. The series continues to tackle some of the deep-rooted drivers of gender-based violence. It is, we believe, the first-ever drama to have been produced in the Rohingya language.
There are 10 episodes in total - each around 15 minutes long, and we recommend that they are used in sequence, to maximise the impact that the drama can have on the audience. Listeners do not have to have listened to the first season to follow the storyline in the second season.
All 10 episodes are now available for download, along with discussion guides, for use in listening groups and other community settings. You can download these below:
You can also read our research on the impact and effectiveness of the first season here. And read about some of the research that informed the drama in our research briefing.
The concept, research and pilot for the first season of the drama were created in partnership with Norwegian Church Aid and funded by the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The drama series was produced in partnership with IOM, in collaboration with Norwegian Church Aid and with funding from the US government's bureau of population, refugees and migration. Season two was produced in partnership with the International Rescue Committee with funding from the US government's bureau of population, refugees and migration.