Emilio Martí López
Spain, Morroco (Western Sahara)
2023
30
minutes
Arabic, Spanish
spoken
English
subtitles

Those who do not know the Sahara think that in the desert there is only sand. But here there are children who play and draw and make movies, and who would like not to have to think about war. The last European colony in Africa, an occupied country and disputed land called Western Sahara, there are thousands of Sahrawi refugees living a life of certain dependance in exile. Little Sahara is a 30-minute animated doc told in the words and perspective of the children of this solidary and resilient people, who grow up and thrive in the Hamada, where everything struggles to grow.

Advisory: deals with realities of war, displacement and colonization

 

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