FiSahara concludes works, calls for expanding international solidarity with Saharawi people

Dakhala (Refugee Camps), October 16, 2016 (SPS) – The 3rd Edition of International Film Festival in Western Sahara (FiSahara) has concluded its works in the Wilaya of Dakhala, refugee camps, and called for expanding the circle of solidarity the Sahrawi people and respect of its right for self-determination and independence.

In his closing speech, Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar called on the participating delegations to convey the realities experienced by the Sahrawi people to the world, demanding the UN Security Council to exert pressure on Morocco in order to comply with international legality and allow Sahrawi people to exercise its right to self-determination and independence.

For her part, Executive Director of the Festival, Maria Carrion, described the event as a space for training Sahrawi youth in the field of cinema, adding that the festival aims at bringing together the largest possible number of supporters through cinema, which is considered a powerful weapon to serve just causes.

The festival was attended by directors, producers, filmmakers, human rights activists, and supporters of Saharawi people from more than 16 countries across the world.

The event witnessed the organization of several workshops and various activities focused on the theme of "peoples living under occupation," as well as presentation of national and international films. (SPS)