27 februar - February 27th

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Regissör
Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek
Produktionsland:
Algeria
Inspelningsland:
Western Sahara
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For 42 years, around 210.000 Saharawi have been living in camps in the Algerian desert due to the occupation of the Western Sahara by Morocco. The film tells about their life in a temporary existence that evolved into a home against their will and to this day symbolizes their resistance and resilience.

Lång info:

For 42 years, around 210.000 Saharawi have been living in

camps in the Algerian desert due to the occupation of the Western Sahara by Morocco.

The Saharawi are waiting for a promised referendum, which should enable them to

decide on their future and the usage of their homeland.

"February 27th“ is a national holiday and the name of the camp in which the film takes

place.

The film uses tableaus to tell about the life in the camps and about the difficulties of a

temporary existence in exile. An existence that evolved into a home against their will

and to this day represents a symbol of resistance and resilience. At the same time, it

depicts their longing for a lost land that many Saharawi just know from stories but still

call their home.