Spanish capital hosts 2017 edition of International Film Festival in Western Sahara

Madrid, May 27, 2017 (SPS) - The International Film Festival in the Western Desert (Fisahara) opened Friday in Madrid with the screening of Lajwad film, which has social and political dimensions of the Sahrawi society.

This year's edition aims at highlighting three films that have won international awards since their inception in Saharawi refugee camps. The organizers hope to review the reality of the Saharawi people through the cinema window to attract a wide audience to support the Saharawi people.

In his speech, Saharawi Ambassador to Algeria Bushraya Hamudi Beyun, recalled Spain's historic responsibility towards the Sahrawi people and called on the Government of Mariano Rajoy to apply international law and to work for the organization of a referendum that would enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination and independence. (SPS)