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Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

  • Arab American National Museum 13624 Michigan Ave. Dearborn United States (map)

Dir. Iara Lee / 2015 / Western Sahara / 61 min. / Rated PG13

Michigan Premiere

Most people think that colonialism in Africa has ended. But in the territory of Western Sahara, the end of European rule only gave way to a new occupation, this time by Morocco. More than four decades later, the world continues to look the other way as the Sahrawi people face arrests, torture, and disappearances for demanding their independence.

Immediately following the screening, we will SKYPE with co-producer Saleh Elbachra.

Earlier Event: June 15
Weldi
Later Event: June 15
Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf