Photo exhibition in Paris on life of Sahrawi refugees

Paris, Feb 10, 2018 (SPS) - A photo exhibition entitled "Mémoire des sables" (Memory of sands), shedding light on the life of Sahrawi refugees, has been held in Paris, with a view to increasing solidarity in France with the people of Western Sahara.

During the exhibition, a series of short documentaries highlighting the life of Sahrawi people in refugee camps and the occupied territories of Western Sahara, have been screened.

The organizers also featured photos they shot during their visit to Sahrawi refugee camps, to enquire about the daily life of refugees and their determination, for over four decades, to recover their legitimate rights to freedom and national independence.

The three-day exhibition aims at underlining Sahrawi people's struggle for freedom and preserving their collective memory, said the organizers.

The opening ceremony, held Thursday, was marked by the presence of Polisario Front's representative in France, Oubi Bouchraya Al-Bachir, and the member of Polisario representation, Elkenti Bella as well as personalities interested in history and collective memory of peoples. (SPS)

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