Original Title: Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara
Western Sahara, Spain, USA / 2015 / 59 min
Director: Iara Lee
Producer: Iara Lee
Production Company: Caipirinha Productions
Cinematography: Yeray Martin Perdomo, Eduardo Souto Fraguas
Scriptwriter: not applicable
Editor: Martin Eller
Music Composer: Mariem Hassan
Language: Hassaniya Arabic, Spanish, English, French
Main Cast:
Premier: Kurdistan Premiere

 

 

Synopsis

Forty years after its people were promised freedom by departing Spanish rulers, Western Sahara remains Africa’s last colony. This film chronicles the everyday violence experienced by Sahrawis living under Moroccan occupation and voices their struggle for self-determination through creative resistance and non-violence.

40 salan piştî soza azadiyê bi çûna desthilatdarên Spanyayî bi xelkê wê hatî dan, Biyavana Rojhelatê her ma dawî koloniya Afrîkayê. Ev filim wê dijwariya rojane pêşçav dikit ko Sehrawî li jêr dagîrkeriya Mexribê dinalin û herweha dengê xwe jibo têkoşîna diyarkirina çarenivîsê xwe bi rêkên xwe-birryardanê û dije-dijwartiyê bilind dikin.

 

Director’s Biography
Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, film producer and director. She is also founder of Cultures of Resistance Network, an organization that connects and supports activists, agitators, educators, and artists.

Yaraya Lî, Birazîliya esil-Koreyî, çalak, berhemîner û derînera filmane. Ew her wisa damezrînera rêkxistiya Tora Bergiriya Ferhengane, ev rêkxistî arîkariya çalak, pêşkar, dersdêr û hundermendan dikit û wan li hev dicemînit.

 

Filmography
K2 and the Invisible Footmen (2015)
Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara (2015)
The Suffering Grasses: When Elephants Fight, it is the Grass that Suffers (2012)
Cultures of Resistance (2010)