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Film festival picks Western Sahara film as winner
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Norway's biggest film festival picked yesterday the film 'Sons of the Clouds' as the best film.
Published: 23.10 - 2012 06:52Printer version    
The Spanish movie 'Sons of the Clouds' was last night awarded the Bergen International Film Festival's (BIFF), Checkpoint award.

Find more at the BIFF's webpages (in Norwegian).

Asria Taleb Mohamed, refugee from Western Sahara, took the stage to represent the issue at the award ceremony in Bergen Cinema.

    




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Since 1975, three quarters of the territory of Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco. A majority of the population is still living in refugee camps in Algeria. Those who remained in their homeland are subjected to serious harassment from the Moroccan occupiers. For more than 40 years the Sahrawis have been waiting for the fullfilment of their legitimate right to self-determination.

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