How a Saharan refugee camp launched an international film festival

The riddle of the sands
Stefan Simanowitz.
The Independent, Friday, 15 May 2009
Dakhla, an isolated refugee camp in the Sahara, is not the most likely setting for an international film festival. And yet, last week, this desolate camp in south-western Algeria was transformed into a gala of screenings, workshops and concerts attended by an array of internationally acclaimed actors and film-makers.

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