Wilaya of Awsard (Refugee Camps), 20 October 2019 (SPS) – The 15th edition of Fisahara (Sahara International Film Festival) held from 15 to 20 October 2019 in the wilaya of Awsard, Saharawi refugee camp, in the presence of foreign delegations and national invitees, has been wrapped up.
This edition, held under the theme «International Film Festival calls for an immediate cessation of repression in Western Sahara,» was dedicated to the entire Sahrawi population living in the occupied areas of Western Sahara, who daily experience brutal repression by the Moroccan government. It is also dedicated to all political prisoners unjustly imprisoned.
The four-day festival featured films from different continents and countries (Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay), in the presence of many supporters of the Sahrawi cause, as well as a large audience of the population of the wilaya.
FiSahara is a unique opportunity to highlight the Sahrawi culture that is facing the challenges of being obliterated by the Moroccan occupation, in addition to gaining new supporters and defenders of the national cause. (SPS)