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A Thread of Hope – Film Screening
November 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a screening of independent Brazilian documentary A Thread of Hope, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and special guests.
Tue 26 November 2019, 18:00 – 20:30, at The Crescent Community Venue
A Thread of Hope: Independence or War in Western Sahara (2018, 94 min, Brazil)
Largely neglected by the world, Western Sahara is one of the longest unresolved independence struggles. This independent documentary tells the story of resistance of the Saharawi people in Africa’s “last colony”, and also explores the growing frustration of the population towards the UN peace process, both in the refugee camps, the liberated zones and in the Morrocan-occupied territories. The film also questions Brazil’s neutral stance towards the conflict, which is one of Latin America’s few countries that still has not recognized the independence of Western Sahara, therefore contributing towards the normalization of systematic violence against the Saharawi people and the plight of their natural resources.
Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with special guests:
Sidi Breika: Representative of the Polisario Front (Western Sahara) to the UK
Joana Allan: Leverhulme Research Fellow at Northumbria University and volunteer with Western Sahara Resource Watch and Western Sahara Campaign
Rodrigo D. E. Campos: filmmaker, PhD student in Politics at the University of York, Western Sahara activist
Please note we are asking for a £1 donation on the door for this event.