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Sun, sand, and celluloid: the Sahara film festival

By Stefan Simanowitz  

Camel race at FiSahara

If it sounds a little wrong to admit to having fun visiting a refugee camp, then you’ve probably never attended the Festival de Cine del Sahara (FiSahara). Last year I posted a series of reports from FiSahara 2009, the most remote film festival in the world. Today, I will be heading back to Dakhla refugee camp, deep in the Algerian desert, to attend the festival’s 7th edition.

With over 400 visitors from around the world joining the Saharawi refugees…

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