Genre : Political
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Feature
Running time : 85 (in minutes)

One of the strongest curses of the Saharawi people says: "God send you to the Hammada!", the most inhospitable and sterile area of the Sahara desert. But in the middle of the Algerian Hammada, in the Tinduf region, approximately 200,000 Saharawi have been living in refugee camps for more than 30 years. In 1975, when Spain left its last North African colony, Western Sahara, Morocco and Mauritania quickly occupied the territory and thousands of colonists pushed out the native Saharawi people, who fled into the desert. The Saharawais gave the camps the names of their native cities: El Aaiún, Dajla, Smara and Ausserd. But that's as close to their homeland as they've managed to get in 30 years...

Spain - Algeria / 2009 / Colour / 85 min / Dir.: Anna M. Bofarull


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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