AXIS OF AFRO: AFRICAN SCREEN CONTEST – ‘EL PROBLEMA’ – WEDS 16th MAY
The Problem (53minutes 2010) is a Spanish documentary featuring testimonies and documents gathered over four and a half years in Western Sahara – clandestine images given the Moroccan authorities’ prohibition of filming in the area. Using exceptional archival footage the doc tells of how hundreds of thousands of Saharawis from Western Sahara became refugees in the harsh Algerian Sahara more than 35 years ago. Winner of the Amnesty International Prize at the San Sebastian film festival in 2010 Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Festival in Oslo 2010 and the First Prize at FISAHARA 2010 International Sahara Film Festival. As always your mistress of ceremonies DJ Africathy is on hand with a sample of music from the region and beyond.
Doors 7.30. Film 8.00. £6 / £5 Concs / £4 MembersTickets: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Axis_Of_Afro_African_Screen_Contest_El_Problema/
African Screen Contest TONIGHT features hard-hitting film \El Problema” exposing the plight of Saharawis from Western Sahara in their own words.”