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HAMADA

With vitality, humor and unexpected situations, this film paints an unusual portrait of a group of young friends living in a refugee camp in the middle of the stony Saharan desert.

A minefield and the second largest military wall in the world separates this group of friends from their homeland that they have only heard about in their parent’s stories. They are called the Sahrawis and have been abandoned in this refugee camp in the middle of a stony desert ever since Morocco drove them out of Western Sahara forty years ago. Trapped somewhere in between life and death, Sidahmed, Zaara and Taher refuse to be bothered by it. They spend their days fixing cars that can’t really take them anywhere, fighting for political change without response and together they use the power of creativity and play to denounce the reality around them and expand beyond the borders of the camp.

Directed by Eloy Domínguez Serén

Produced by David Herdies & Michael Krotkiewski in Momentofilm (SWE)

Co-produced by Kari Anne Moe & Gudmundur Gunnarsson   Fuglene (NO)

Heino Deckert   ma.ja.de. (DE)

Sales agent Deckert distribution

 

Tempo Documentary Award, Tempo Documentary Festival, 2019

Best Emerging Director, Porto/Post/Doc, 2018

Best Spanish Film & Best Spanish Director, Gijón IFF, 2018

MECAS Award for the best work-in-progress, Las Palmas IFF, 2018

Genève Award for the best pitch, Visions du Réel Forum, 2017

The Audience Engagement Award, Visions du Réel Forum, 2017

Selected at the Doc Station of Berlinale Talents 2017