THE DESERT OF THE DESERT

O DESERTO DO DESERTO

By Samir ABUJAMRA, Tito GONZALEZ GARCIA

OUIDAH FILMS - as PROD

Historical - Completed 2016

A refugee camp. More than 250.000 people living in inhuman conditions. More than 40 years.
During production, the crew made a rare trek through 3000 kilometers of bleak and dangerous desert, becoming unwitting participants in the conflict when their jeep is blown up by an anti-tank mine.


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é tudo verdade 2016
Mostra "O Estado das Coisas"
Fisahara International Film Festival 2016
Películas de temática saharaui
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Historical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL, WESTERN SAHARA
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH, ARABIC, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Samir ABUJAMRA, Tito GONZALEZ GARCIA
    • Writer(s)
    • Samir ABUJAMRA, Tito GONZALES, Tito GONZALEZ GARCIA
    • Producer(s)
    • Samir ABUJAMRA (OUIDAH FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • A refugee camps in the Western Sahara.More than 250.000 people living in inhuman conditions.More than 40 years.

      “The Desert of the Desert” is a feature documentary about one of the longest-running and least-known colonial conflicts and the plight of the Saharawi desert nomads of Western Sahara since Morocco’s 1975 invasion.

      Shot in the Saharawi Liberated Territories of Western Sahara, and in the Saharawi Refugee Camps in Tindouf, Algeria, the film shows the saga of the Sahrawis, their struggle to regain their homeland and the sad paradox of a nomadic people forced to live in confinement.

      During production, the crew made a rare treck through 3,000 kilometers of bleak and dangerous desert, becoming unwitting participants in the conflict when their jeep was blown up by an anti-tank mine less than a kilometer from their destination on Western Sahara’s Atlantic coast.
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