Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

PVF film series at Stoa:

Life is waiting documentary Thursday 3.3.2016 6 pm
Free entry
Stoa, Music Hall, Turunlinnantie 1, Itäkeskus, Helsinki

Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

Forty years ago, the Spanish rulers departing Western Sahara promised freedom to the people of the area, but instead, agreed to relinquish the area to Morocco. Western Sahara still remains Africa’s last colony. The people of Western Sahara, the Sahrawi, continue to live under the Moroccan armed forces’ oppressive occupation. Tens of thousands of Sahrawi civilians have fled to Algerian refugee camps. Life is Waiting document gives a voice to the desert people for whom colonialism has never ended.

Director: Iara Lee
Year: 2015
Countries: Western Sahara, United States
Languages: Arabic Hassaniya, Spanish, English, French
Subtitles: Finnish
Lenght: 59 min

The film screening includes a discussion session.

Before the film at 5:30pm, musical poetry reading of Sivuvalo project:
‘Poems without Homeland’ (Runoja ilman kotimaata) at Stoa’s gallery. Poet: Ye Yint Thet Zwe (Burma), music Sergio Castrillón.