theartsdesk in Western Sahara: The World’s Most Remote Film Festival
FiSahara takes place in a refugee camp 130 miles from the nearest town and aims offer entertainment and educational opportunities to the refugees as well as raise awareness of a forgotten humanitarian crisis. The refugees are Saharawis fromWestern Sahara ““ occupied unlawfully by Morocco in 1976 ““ and an estimated 165,000 of them have lived in four camps for over three decades.
Visitors to the festival live with refugee families sharing their tented or mud-brick homes. The hottest hours of the day are spent sitting on the carpeted floor drinking endless cups of sweet tea with your Saharawi hosts.