Polisario, A People in Arms
(Polisario, un peuple en armes)

Screening on Film
Directed by Med Hondo.
France/Mauritania, 1978, 16mm, color, 90 min.
French with English subtitles.
Print source: HFA

This made-for-TV documentary coproduced with Algerian television is Med Hondo’s second film devoted to his support for the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination. Shot in one of the rare former Spanish colonies in Africa, the film chronicles one of the final battles before the signing of a ceasefire between Morocco and the Polisario. Relying more on images than words, the film foregrounds actual battle scenes in which the crew found itself, in this context of armed struggle of a people sacrificed to the altar of geopolitical interests.

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