A showcase of two mini-documentaries (30min each) on the plight of Western Sahara – Africa’s last colony and a UN-disputed territory.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A.
Learn about this ongoing and little known conflict that has persisted unresolved since Morocco’s invasion of Western Sahara in 1975
Date: Thursday 20 September 2018
Where: Leichhardt Town Hall
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Drinks and nibblies will be available with proceeds going to support awareness-raising for Western Sahara.
Invite your friends and family and make a night of it. Event flyer attached
Special guests attending:
The Hon. Dr Meredith Burgmann, former President of the NSW State Legislative Council
Jamie Parker, Greens MP for Balmain
Kamal Fadel, Polisario representative Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
About the films:
Sirocco – Winds of Resistance
Drawing from the inspiration of their grandmothers, WOMADelaide-featured artist Aziza Brahim and activist Senia Abderhaman, wrestle for the independence of their people from a brutal and corporate-backed Moroccan regime using culturally derived methods of music, poetry, and non-violent resistance.
La Guera – My Forgotten Land
Former inhabitants of a picturesque town in Western Sahara look upon their homeland from a distance away – in neighbouring Mauritania, Spain’s Canary Islands, and from the refugee camps across the border in Algeria. Deserted and sand-swept over the years, none of them can return, yet none of them can forget their oasis in the desert.