The National – Arts and Culture
Alex Ritman, Apr 8, 2012
Javier Bardem’s documentary about the Western Sahara conflict, Sons of the Clouds, premiered at the Berlinale in February.
This year’s festival, a notoriously politicised event at the best of times, was predictably heavy with features relating to the Arab Spring. But with Sons of the Clouds, which was produced by and stars Bardem, came a film highlighting an Arab conflict that has remained out of the limelight.
As claimed by Noam Chomsky in the documentary’s opening scenes, the Arab Spring did not, as widely held, begin with the self-immolation of Mohammed….(cont…)