SONS OF THE CLOUDS, a feature documentary produced by and starring Javier Bardem, examines the current political turmoil in Northern Africa and the responsibility of Western powers (especially US and France) due to their applying of Realpolitik (policies driven by economic or geo-strategic motives rather than by ethics or law) in their foreign policies. These policies have generated tremendous instabilities that have finally erupted into appalling violence and chaos. The film focuses on Western Sahara, the last African colony according to the UN, and a region on the brink of war.
SONS OF THE CLOUDS is a personal journey in which Bardem leads the audience through the tortuous path of world diplomacy and the terrible reality of an abandoned people, in a quest to understand how this could happen and how another war in Africa might be prevented.
Using a dynamic mix of action, interviews and archive footage, the film will analyse the past to look at the future. SONS OF THE CLOUDS will tell the real story as it is today, following the major players as they attempt to negotiate their way through this intricate and crucially important game of diplomatic chess.