• The Stream - Decades of dispute in Western Sahara

    For more than forty years Western Sahara has been under dispute. A Spanish colony until 1975, its map reflects its complicated story. Resource rich territory in the north and along the western coastline are under Morocco’s control, and they claim it as their own. Across a dividing line known as the berm, land to the east is under the control of the armed Polisario Front which wants an independent and free state. And in neighbouring Algeria’s Tindouf province, some 150,000 Sahrawi refugees are living in camps. This is also the seat of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic government who are calling for a sovereign Western Sahara. This region was entrenched in guerilla war between the sides for two decades until the United Nations brokered a ceasefire in 1991, but the referendum that was ...

    published: 25 Nov 2015
  • Understanding Western Sahara

    The complex situation of the disputed territory of Western Sahara explained. Music: Frozen Star Kevin MacLeod http://www.imcompetech.com Creative Commons Licence

    published: 30 Jul 2014
  • Nomadic Tribes of the Sahara | Full Documentary

    In this documentary, we will travel to the heart of Western Sahara, the last remaining unexplored region of the great African desert. We will meet the nomads that inhabit this land, learn about their fascinating customs, their atavistic rites; the birthplace of an ancient empire. They are the ULAD EL MIZNA, the Children of the Cloud. The immense desert which comprises the Western Sahara, almost 250,000 km in size, is one of the least-known, and most hostile regions in the world. In 1976, exile began for the Sahrawi nation, which since then has been crowded into refugee camps in the barren hammada of TINDUF, in extreme living conditions and depending for their survival on international aid. The unequal war between the FRENTE POLISARIO and Morocco in order to achieve freedom for their ...

    published: 08 Feb 2016
  • Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara (Official Trailer)

    Directed/Produced by Iara Lee Edited by Martin Eller Forty years after its people were promised freedom by departing Spanish rulers, the Western Sahara remains Africa’s last colony. While a UN-brokered ceasefire put an end to armed hostilities in the territory in 1991, the Sahrawi people have continued to live under the Moroccan armed forces' oppressive occupation, and what peace exists in the area is fragile at best. Tens of thousands of Sahrawis have fled to neighboring Algeria, where over 125,000 refugees still live in camps that were intended to be temporary. In spite of these difficulties, a new movement, with youth at its center, is rising to challenge human rights abuses and to demand the long-promised referendum on freedom. Today’s generation of young activists is deploying creati...

    published: 01 Apr 2015
  • The Sahara's Forgotten War (Full Length)

    Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News VICE News travels to Western Sahara's occupied and liberated territories, as well as the Polisario-run refugee camps in Algeria, to find out more about one of the world's least reported conflicts. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/

    published: 21 Jul 2014
  • Western Sahara: Walking in Laayoune (El Aaiun) 西サハラ:ラユーン(アイウン)を歩く

    From my trip to Morocco/Western Sahara in January 2014. 2014年1月のモロッコ/西サハラ旅行から

    published: 31 Jan 2014
  • INfocus - Western Sahara: Last colony in Africa

    The Western Sahara has become the infamous icon of colonialism in Africa. Once a Spanish colony, it is now annexed and ruled by neighboring Morocco. Today, Sahrawis have been forced to live divided in three spaces: 1) the Sahara occupied by Morocco, 2) the Sahara in freedom - which comprises their original land - 3) and more than 200,000 people who were forced to leave their country and seek refuge in the camps of Tinduf in Algeria, where they live under harsh humanitarian conditions in the hope of returning to their home land. After a cease-fire signed between Morocco and The Polisario Front movement in 1991, the world has forgotten about a population in struggle and the need to find a solution.

    published: 13 Dec 2013
  • Our life in occupied Western Sahara..

    It was a demonstration in our neighbourhood,as all the frequent paceful demonstrations Sahrawi people have been stagging from the outburst of the Intifada in 2005, calling for the Sahrawis right to Self-determination and Independence from the cruel moroccan occupation.

    published: 10 Nov 2007
  • UN mission in Western Sahara

    The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution to extend by another year its peacekeeping mission in the Western Sahara.The move comes in the midst of a dispute between the UN and Morocco, which has left the UN mission there unable to function properly. Our UN correspondent Liling Tan has the details from New York.

    published: 30 Apr 2016
  • My Expat Diary - Mauritania & Western Sahara (Dakhla, Nouakchott) 15/04/2017

    Sharing thoughts and experiences while traveling the world. Germany, Taiwan, Canada, USA, England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Tunesia, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia... enjoy this world :)

    published: 16 May 2017
  • Decolonisation Still Hasn't Occured in Western Sahara

    Morocco/ Western Sahara: The Arab Spring has arrived in the occupied Western Sahara, with uprisings and protests breaking out. With unrest in Morocco's main cities, it may be prudent for the Kingdom to quickly act to reduce tension in Western Sahara. For similar stories, see: Refugee Tourism - Western Sahara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-itpop0kDX0 Life Is Waiting - Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEMYTtJ8Mrg Silent Sahara Rising - Morocco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVq02iLq1eU Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/5165/morocco-western-sahara Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twit...

    published: 04 Aug 2016
  • The Greatest Desert | Nomads of the Sahara

    The immense desert which comprises the Western Sahara, almost 250,000 km in size, is one of the least-known, and most hostile regions in the world. Part of the great African granite shield, the terrain is frequently interrupted by abrupt elevations; the remains of ancient volcanic chimneys and cones, which left behind solidified flows of basalt rock, giving these buttes their characteristic black colour. The granite outcrops of the original land formation suffer the continuous bombardment of particles of sand transported by the Sirocco, called IRIFI, which in time has modelled the rocks into strange, fantastic shapes. The relief of this land, essentially a vast plain, is sharply interrupted by clusters of mountains. Erosion, due to the effect of thermoclasia, has caused the surface laye...

    published: 05 Jan 2016
  • Escaping Moroccan Occupation: The Sahara's Forgotten War (Part 1)

    Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News In Part 1, we attend the 38th anniversary celebration of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. The Sahrawis celebrate this anniversary every year despite the facts that Morocco controls a third of their homeland and the parade takes place in Algerian refugee camps run by the Polisario. At the celebration, we meet Sahrawi activist Sidahmed Talmidi, who, in October 2010, helped mobilize the Gdeim Izik protest camp near Laâyoune, the capital of occupied Western Sahara. Chomsky refers to the thousands of Saharwis who gathered there to demonstrate against both their unequal social and economic status and the brutal denial of their human rights as the real beginning of the Arab Spring. Then Ahmed Salem, a wa...

    published: 14 Jul 2014
  • Life is Waiting - Trailer

    In Africa's last colony, a cultural revolution is providing a means of escape for the Sahrawi people Available on iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/movie/life-is-waiting-referendum/id1168720242?mt=6 Amazon Video: http://amzn.eu/5mjCqwH Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lifeiswaiting Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Life_Is_Waiting_Referendum_and_Resistance_in_Weste?id=GznzR8vxnNA&hl JMAN.tv: https://jman.tv/film/5698/Life+is+Waiting Forty years after being promised freedom by departing Spanish rulers, the Western Sahara remains Africa's last colony, and the Sahrawi people have lived under the oppressive occupation of Morocco since 1975. With a UN ceasefire halting all armed opposition in 1991 the Sahrawi have adopted a non-violent approach to resistance; de...

    published: 24 Nov 2016
  • Western Sahara A day in the life

    Please visit our 400+ world themed stores at the following link: http://www.zazzle.com/mbr/238349294329269392 Western Sahara (US i/ˌwɛstərn səˈhærə/; UK /ˌwɛstən səˈhɑrə/; Arabicالصحراء الغربية‎ Aṣ-Ṣaḥrā' al-Gharbīyah; Spanish: Sahara OccidentalBerber: Taneẓroft Tutrimt) is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north,Algeria to the extreme northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its surface area amounts to 266,000 square kilometres (103,000 sq mi). It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. The population is estimated at just over 500,000, of whom nearly 40% live in El Aaiún (also spelled Laâyoune), the largest city in Western Sahara....

    published: 01 Jun 2014
  • Western Sahara - the last colony in Africa.

    Western Sahara is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Invaded, in 1975, by Morocco and to this day still occupied by Morocco. https://www.facebook.com/westernsaharanz/ for more details. Comments welcome but remember that respect is key.

    published: 10 Oct 2016
  • Inside the Life of a Trader

    On a brief summer holiday in London. WSI traders decided to show us a glimpse into the lifestyle of a London trader. Their luxury mansion which is located on the outskirts of London is listed on the market for over $1,000,000. The 6 bedroom mansion is fully fitted with 3 living rooms and 6 bathroom for the comfort of the occupants. Each room in the house is fitted with a 41 inch flat screen LED TV. The ground floor has an amazing living room that leads into the kitchen where the traders spend most of their time. An office space where other traders have meeting and plan for their next approach on the markets. This masterpiece also has an amazing pent house with its very own bathroom. Within the penthouse a games room where the traders spend quality time playing air hockey with their...

    published: 22 Oct 2016
  • Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara (Trailer)

    In Africa's last colony, a cultural revolution is providing a means of escape for the Sahrawi people.

    published: 21 Nov 2016
  • The people of Western Sahara angry at Morocco's presence

    SHOTLIST : 1. Wide of Dajla refugee camp, Algeria 2. Western Saharan police force arriving at demonstration 3. Children at demonstration to protest occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco 4. Picture of Western Saharan man allegedly tortured by Moroccan security police 5. Children at demonstration 6. Western Saharan refugee Kadul praying 7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Kadul, Refugee : "Not the Moroccan's. Not the Spanish. Not the Algerians. Nobody can decide for the Saharan people." 8. Set up of the director of the School for Women, Maima Mahmud 9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Maima Mahmud, Director of School for Women, Dajla refugee camp : "Although we are thankful for the aid we are given. Want we want is help in the fight to make Sahara free and independent again. We want to go back to our la...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • A glimpse into Western Sahara [Travel]

    Last week I spoke of travel and visa openness on the continent. The visa openness index has revealed that some countries have proven difficult to enter and some almost impossible to get in with an African passport. The index show that Equatorial Guinea and the Western Sahara are the most difficult, requiring entry visas from all African countries. Today we took a glimpse of Western Sahara. Yes! Western Sahara with its political issues is Africa's second least open country, the more reason it… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/08/17/a-glimpse-into-western-sahara-travel Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans. Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision. Subsc...

    published: 17 Aug 2017
  • Vanlife in Western Sahara with Alex Campet

    Alex is a pro kite surfer, vanlifer & adventurer follow his rad travels below! https://www.facebook.com/Freeride-Aventure-1610804012512920/?fref=ts https://vimeo.com/165194945

    published: 30 Dec 2016
  • Omar Hilale (Morocco) on the situation concerning Western Sahara (28 April 2017)

    Informal comments to the media by H.E. Omar Hilale, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations, on the situation concerning Western Sahara. [In English, Arabic and French]

    published: 01 May 2017
  • Wedding in the Desert | Nomads of the Sahara

    Suqueina and Shelej celebrate their wedding in the Sahara desert following the ancient tradition. The celebration continues with the music of the tidinit and the poems recited in HASSANIA, the Arab dialect brought here from distant Yemen by the BENI HASSAN tribe in the eighteenth century. On a sign from the bridegroom, his best friends go out to look for the bride, who, presumably, is hidden in some jaima. This is what they call the AGLAA, the rescue dance. A tacit game in which the bride has to pretend she does not want to get married, and so hides with the help of her friends. In this way, she reaffirms her purity and chastity. It is said that in the past some brides hid so well that they died of heat and exhaustion beneath the implacable Saharan sun. Between burst of nervous laughter, t...

    published: 30 Jan 2016
  • Refugee Tourism - Western Sahara

    For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=65060&bid=2 The Western Sahara is at the heart of a forgotten conflict. Now, after 30 years in exile, Sahrawi refugees are encouraging foreign tourists into their camps, in a desperate bid to raise international awareness. "It's a surreal experience, out in the desert." Emma is one of the hundreds of westerners visiting the Sahrawi camps each year. For the exiled government, the Polisario, tourist income offers a chance to supplement international aid. But among the Sahrawi youth, many only hope the tourism will build support for armed conflict. "Nothing will be changed without going back to the war. It's good for us. The tourists will find the truth by their own eyes." Sarah Clarke

    published: 18 Mar 2013
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The Stream - Decades of dispute in Western Sahara

The Stream - Decades of dispute in Western Sahara

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For more than forty years Western Sahara has been under dispute. A Spanish colony until 1975, its map reflects its complicated story. Resource rich territory in the north and along the western coastline are under Morocco’s control, and they claim it as their own. Across a dividing line known as the berm, land to the east is under the control of the armed Polisario Front which wants an independent and free state. And in neighbouring Algeria’s Tindouf province, some 150,000 Sahrawi refugees are living in camps. This is also the seat of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic government who are calling for a sovereign Western Sahara. This region was entrenched in guerilla war between the sides for two decades until the United Nations brokered a ceasefire in 1991, but the referendum that was meant to follow never happened. Earlier this month the Moroccan government, which must agree to the terms of any vote in order for it to take place, rejected independence for Western Sahara as an option. The United Nation’s Secretary General has recently called for “true negotiations” to end the deadlock and his special envoy is currently visiting the region. Claims of human rights abuses and growing extremism are adding to the concerns of the international community over this disputed area. What is the prospect for resolution in one of the world’s longest running conflicts? On today's episode, we speak to: Senia Bachir Abderahmanin @SeniaBA Sahrawi activist Samia Errazzouki @charquaouia Co-editor, Jadaliyya jadaliyya.com Ali Yazghi @Elyazghi_ali Member of Parliament, Socialist Union for Popular Forces Party, Morocco Mohsine El Ahmadi Professor, Cadi Ayyad University www.uca.ma Follow The Stream and join Al Jazeera’s social media community: This episode’s story: http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201511250121-0025099 FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AJStream TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AJStream GOOGLE+: http://google.com/+TheStream **************************************************** On The Stream: We take a look at the long running dispute in Western Sahara. Thumbnail: A woman walks in Laayoune, Western Sahara on May 7, 2013. (GETTY/WHITNEY SHEFTE) - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Understanding Western Sahara

Understanding Western Sahara

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The complex situation of the disputed territory of Western Sahara explained. Music: Frozen Star Kevin MacLeod http://www.imcompetech.com Creative Commons Licence
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Nomadic Tribes of the Sahara | Full Documentary

Nomadic Tribes of the Sahara | Full Documentary

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In this documentary, we will travel to the heart of Western Sahara, the last remaining unexplored region of the great African desert. We will meet the nomads that inhabit this land, learn about their fascinating customs, their atavistic rites; the birthplace of an ancient empire. They are the ULAD EL MIZNA, the Children of the Cloud. The immense desert which comprises the Western Sahara, almost 250,000 km in size, is one of the least-known, and most hostile regions in the world. In 1976, exile began for the Sahrawi nation, which since then has been crowded into refugee camps in the barren hammada of TINDUF, in extreme living conditions and depending for their survival on international aid. The unequal war between the FRENTE POLISARIO and Morocco in order to achieve freedom for their country has led to poverty, desolation and an unbearable cost in human lives. In exile, the Sahrawi nation has, with the few available resources, managed to create a rudimentary but efficient system of administration. The population, some 170,000 people, has organised itself into WILAYAS and DARÍAS, assemblies of neighbours at which they discuss the problems of the community. Mauritania is a country entirely of desert and with a fascinating history. The terrifying canyons of the AMOJIAR ravine, its vertical walls, and the frequent landslides formed part of the dangers of the road which the ancient caravans had to negotiate in order to reach the mythical cities of the Gold Route. The lost cities of Mauritania. The mosque is the most important building in Chinguetti and perhaps in all of Mauritania. Every year, below its minaret, of dry-stone masonry and reconstructed several times, thousands of the Turab al Bidan faithful gathered to set out on the pilgrimage to Mecca. For this reason, Chinguetti was considered the seventh holy city of Islam. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-full-documentaries ▶ TRIBES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-tribes-documentaries ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
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Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara (Official Trailer)

Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara (Official Trailer)

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Directed/Produced by Iara Lee Edited by Martin Eller Forty years after its people were promised freedom by departing Spanish rulers, the Western Sahara remains Africa’s last colony. While a UN-brokered ceasefire put an end to armed hostilities in the territory in 1991, the Sahrawi people have continued to live under the Moroccan armed forces' oppressive occupation, and what peace exists in the area is fragile at best. Tens of thousands of Sahrawis have fled to neighboring Algeria, where over 125,000 refugees still live in camps that were intended to be temporary. In spite of these difficulties, a new movement, with youth at its center, is rising to challenge human rights abuses and to demand the long-promised referendum on freedom. Today’s generation of young activists is deploying creative nonviolent resistance for the cause of self-determination. In doing so, they have persevered against a torrent of conflicting forces. While risking torture and disappearance at the hands of Moroccan authorities, they are also pushing back against those who have lost patience with the international community and are ready to launch another guerrilla war. The new film from director Iara Lee will examine these tensions as it chronicles the everyday violence of life under occupation, giving voice to the aspirations of a desert people for whom colonialism has never ended. ------------------------------------- La vida en espera: Referéndum y resistencia en el Sahara Occidental Cuarenta años después de que los salientes dirigentes españoles prometieran a su pueblo la libertad, el Sahara Occidental sigue siendo la última colonia de África. Aunque un alto del fuego mediado por la ONU puso fin a las hostilidades armadas en el territorio en 1991, el pueblo saharaui ha continuado viviendo bajo la ocupación opresiva de las fuerzas armadas marroquíes; y la paz vigente en la zona es, en el mejor de los casos, frágil. Decenas de miles de saharauis han huido a la vecina Argelia, donde más de 125.000 refugiados siguen viviendo en campamentos que tenían un propósito temporal. A pesar de estas dificultades, un nuevo movimiento, con los jóvenes como eje central, se está levantando para desafiar los abusos de derechos humanos y para exigir el otrora prometido referéndum sobre la libertad. La actual generación de jóvenes activistas está desplegando una resistencia creativa y no violenta en favor de la causa de la autodeterminación. Mediante esta iniciativa, han perseverado en contra de un torrente de fuerzas en conflicto. Además de arriesgarse a la tortura y a la desaparición a manos de las autoridades marroquíes, también están haciendo retroceder a aquellos que han perdido la paciencia con la comunidad internacional y están listos para iniciar otra guerra de guerrillas. La nueva película de la directora Iara Lee examinará estas tensiones, ya que narra la violencia cotidiana de la vida bajo la ocupación, dando voz a las aspiraciones de un pueblo del desierto para los que el colonialismo aún no ha terminado. ------------------------------------------------- LA VIE EN ATTENTE: Référendum et Résistance au Sahara Occidental Quarante ans après que les Sahraouis ont été promis la liberté par les ex-souverains espagnols, le Sahara occidental demeurent la dernière colonie en Afrique. Ce film raconte la violence quotidienne vécue par les Sahraouis qui vivent sous occupation marocaine, et exprime leur lutte pour l'autodétermination à travers la résistance créatrice et la non-violence.
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The Sahara's Forgotten War (Full Length)

The Sahara's Forgotten War (Full Length)

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Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News VICE News travels to Western Sahara's occupied and liberated territories, as well as the Polisario-run refugee camps in Algeria, to find out more about one of the world's least reported conflicts. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Western Sahara: Walking in Laayoune (El Aaiun)  西サハラ:ラユーン(アイウン)を歩く

Western Sahara: Walking in Laayoune (El Aaiun) 西サハラ:ラユーン(アイウン)を歩く

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From my trip to Morocco/Western Sahara in January 2014. 2014年1月のモロッコ/西サハラ旅行から
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INfocus - Western Sahara: Last colony in Africa

INfocus - Western Sahara: Last colony in Africa

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The Western Sahara has become the infamous icon of colonialism in Africa. Once a Spanish colony, it is now annexed and ruled by neighboring Morocco. Today, Sahrawis have been forced to live divided in three spaces: 1) the Sahara occupied by Morocco, 2) the Sahara in freedom - which comprises their original land - 3) and more than 200,000 people who were forced to leave their country and seek refuge in the camps of Tinduf in Algeria, where they live under harsh humanitarian conditions in the hope of returning to their home land. After a cease-fire signed between Morocco and The Polisario Front movement in 1991, the world has forgotten about a population in struggle and the need to find a solution.
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Our life in occupied Western Sahara..

Our life in occupied Western Sahara..

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It was a demonstration in our neighbourhood,as all the frequent paceful demonstrations Sahrawi people have been stagging from the outburst of the Intifada in 2005, calling for the Sahrawis right to Self-determination and Independence from the cruel moroccan occupation.
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UN mission in Western Sahara

UN mission in Western Sahara

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The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution to extend by another year its peacekeeping mission in the Western Sahara.The move comes in the midst of a dispute between the UN and Morocco, which has left the UN mission there unable to function properly. Our UN correspondent Liling Tan has the details from New York.
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My Expat Diary - Mauritania & Western Sahara (Dakhla, Nouakchott) 15/04/2017

My Expat Diary - Mauritania & Western Sahara (Dakhla, Nouakchott) 15/04/2017

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Decolonisation Still Hasn't Occured in Western Sahara

Decolonisation Still Hasn't Occured in Western Sahara

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Morocco/ Western Sahara: The Arab Spring has arrived in the occupied Western Sahara, with uprisings and protests breaking out. With unrest in Morocco's main cities, it may be prudent for the Kingdom to quickly act to reduce tension in Western Sahara. For similar stories, see: Refugee Tourism - Western Sahara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-itpop0kDX0 Life Is Waiting - Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEMYTtJ8Mrg Silent Sahara Rising - Morocco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVq02iLq1eU Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/5165/morocco-western-sahara Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures "We Western Sarahans...have no work, no rights". "The authorities do not help us, they would rather see us die...", another man says. Hundreds of thousands of Moroccans settled in Western Sahara after Morocco's occupation and all the well-paid jobs went to them. Unemployment is high and demonstrations are increasingly common, despite the police state's presence."Once you demand any rights...you are immediately arrested", Ahmed, a graduate says. As elsewhere, the Internet has become a key tool for getting information out of the country, with films and news posted to the web, bypassing the Moroccan state's censorship. Many believe Morocco must react quickly if it is too avoid a serious split and potential civil war. The Kingdom has indicated it is ready to change. Whether that will include independence for Western Sahara is yet to be seen. Axiom Film – Ref. 5165 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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The Greatest Desert | Nomads of the Sahara

The Greatest Desert | Nomads of the Sahara

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The immense desert which comprises the Western Sahara, almost 250,000 km in size, is one of the least-known, and most hostile regions in the world. Part of the great African granite shield, the terrain is frequently interrupted by abrupt elevations; the remains of ancient volcanic chimneys and cones, which left behind solidified flows of basalt rock, giving these buttes their characteristic black colour. The granite outcrops of the original land formation suffer the continuous bombardment of particles of sand transported by the Sirocco, called IRIFI, which in time has modelled the rocks into strange, fantastic shapes. The relief of this land, essentially a vast plain, is sharply interrupted by clusters of mountains. Erosion, due to the effect of thermoclasia, has caused the surface layer of the mountains to fracture and break apart, making landslides and subsidence a constant threat. The granite massif of LEYUAD, known by the desert nomads as the Mountains of the Devil, has given rise to all kinds of legends and superstitions, creating around it a halo of mystery. The great chains of dunes, called ERGS, are the most characteristic feature of the Saharan landscape. Formed by the erosion, grain by grain, of the rocks, they acquire their characteristic half-moon shape, advancing and constantly transformed by the action of the wind. Interminable plateaux covered in pebbles, called HAMMADAS, are battered day and night by the wind. Scorched by the blazing sun, they are one of the most starkly beautiful landscapes of the desert. The main colonies of plant life are concentrated in the WADIS, the dried-up river courses.. This is in part due to the morning fogs which form in winter, providing the vegetation with much-needed humidity. The bush species that can be found in the WADIS have managed to adapt to the extreme conditions of aridity and evaporation, pushing their roots down deep into the ground until they reach the water table. As the air close to the ground heats up, it gives rise to a strange phenomenon of refraction, causing spectacular mirages to appear on the wide plains. Impossible rivers and lakes rise up in the desert. It has not rained for over a year in the Western Sahara. On the Tiris plains, in the past praised for their pasture, the ground is parched and cracking, and the cattle are dying. The prolonged drought which is afflicting this part of the planet, a consequence of the anti-cyclones which prevent the formation of clouds, is drying out the few wells, vital for the survival of the desert dwellers and their animals. At last, the storms arrive and bring with them the longed-for waters. They are sporadic and fall torrentially, flooding the wadis. In just a few days, pools and wetlands bring renewed life to the dying land.. The desert dons a mantle of green. The time of abundance has arrived!. The nomads that inhabit this desert are the ULAD EL MIZNA, the Children of the Cloud. Today is an important day for Habeyabi and Fatimatu. They are expecting a very special visit. Their guests, who have come from a great distance, are two old friends: Sidibrahim and Caloha. This interview was prepared well in advance. The reason is to settle the final details of the marriage which is to take place between Suqueina, the daughter of the hosts, and Shelej, their friends’ son. With the good prospects promised by the recent rains, it has been decided that this marriage, so long postponed, will now take place. After the lengthy ritual greeting, which may last several minutes, at the entrance to the JAIMA they drink the tea and goat’s milk which is offered to all guests. Both men are CHEIJS, chiefs of family clans of great repute. In the Western Sahara they are called BIDANES. In traditional culture, this concept is associated with a man of Arab race, who has his own herd of camels and servants to look after them. Given their important social position, the marriage they are arranging will be a great event, celebrated in the traditional manner. After drinking the three teas of welcome, the two friends retire to discuss and settle the final details of the marriage, most important of all to agree on the dowry to be given to the bride’s family. It is also a good time to talk about the favourite subject of all nomads: their livestock. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-full-documentaries ▶ TRIBES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-tribes-documentaries ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
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Escaping Moroccan Occupation: The Sahara's Forgotten War (Part 1)

Escaping Moroccan Occupation: The Sahara's Forgotten War (Part 1)

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Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News In Part 1, we attend the 38th anniversary celebration of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. The Sahrawis celebrate this anniversary every year despite the facts that Morocco controls a third of their homeland and the parade takes place in Algerian refugee camps run by the Polisario. At the celebration, we meet Sahrawi activist Sidahmed Talmidi, who, in October 2010, helped mobilize the Gdeim Izik protest camp near Laâyoune, the capital of occupied Western Sahara. Chomsky refers to the thousands of Saharwis who gathered there to demonstrate against both their unequal social and economic status and the brutal denial of their human rights as the real beginning of the Arab Spring. Then Ahmed Salem, a war veteran and commander of the Polisario's 2nd Battalion, shows us around the makeshift refugee camps in the arid desert, where more than 100,000 Sahrawis who have escaped the Moroccan occupation have lived for nearly 40 years, relying on humanitarian aid and waiting for the chance to return to their homeland. VICE News travels to Western Sahara's occupied and liberated territories, as well as the Polisario-run refugee camps in Algeria, to find out more about one of the world's least reported conflicts. More on VICE News: Tuareg Refugees Must Choose Between Hunger and Violence: http://bit.ly/1nyO0SI Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Life is Waiting - Trailer

Life is Waiting - Trailer

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In Africa's last colony, a cultural revolution is providing a means of escape for the Sahrawi people Available on iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/movie/life-is-waiting-referendum/id1168720242?mt=6 Amazon Video: http://amzn.eu/5mjCqwH Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lifeiswaiting Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Life_Is_Waiting_Referendum_and_Resistance_in_Weste?id=GznzR8vxnNA&hl JMAN.tv: https://jman.tv/film/5698/Life+is+Waiting Forty years after being promised freedom by departing Spanish rulers, the Western Sahara remains Africa's last colony, and the Sahrawi people have lived under the oppressive occupation of Morocco since 1975. With a UN ceasefire halting all armed opposition in 1991 the Sahrawi have adopted a non-violent approach to resistance; defying their occupiers through art and music in the hope that a cultural revolution will bring them the freedom they so desire. Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/6776 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures "Sahara! Freedom! No alternative but self-determination!" screams a female protester: her arms held defiantly aloft, the flag of Western Sahara draped around her neck. Along with thousands of other Sahrawis, she has taken to the streets of Madrid in what has become an annual protest against the Moroccan occupation of her homeland. Their demands are simple: the return of their homeland to its rightful and native occupants. Whilst the 20th Century saw nations throughout the African continent liberated from colonization, the small northern territory of Western Sahara remained an occupied state. As the Spanish retreated in 1975, they split the country in two: handing the southern half to Mauritiana and the north to Morocco. The Moroccan government proceeded to persecute and oppress the Sahrawi natives, driving them from their land, exploiting their natural resources and brutally repressing any form of resistance, often with the use of chemical weapons. "Morocco are the occupiers, we are the occupied...it is a global shame" laments one protester. Following the UN-brokered ceasefire of 1991, and in the face of Morocco's vastly superior firepower, the people of Western Sahara have turned to art, music and creativity; not only as a way of venting their collective frustration, but also as a way of alerting the world that their struggle for autonomy continues to this day. "Young Sahrawis have decided to look for other ways of expression other than the rifle...art can reach further than a bullet or a missile" explains one activist. As Morrocco continues to occupy and oppress, creative self-expression has become the primary form of resistance for this new generation of Sahrawi. As one activist explains, "Morocco is trying to erase the Sahrawi identity...we are trying to show people what life is like here - we want to spread our message to the world". Caipirinha Productions – Ref. 6776 Every week Journeyman offers a brand new documentary, fresh out of the cutting room. They're award winning documentaries, some destined for the festival circuit and some for broadcast. The one thing you can know is that here you get to see them when they're fresh, often before they appear anywhere else. To watch them in full go to our VOD platform at http://jman.tv
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Western Sahara A day in the life

Western Sahara A day in the life

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Please visit our 400+ world themed stores at the following link: http://www.zazzle.com/mbr/238349294329269392 Western Sahara (US i/ˌwɛstərn səˈhærə/; UK /ˌwɛstən səˈhɑrə/; Arabicالصحراء الغربية‎ Aṣ-Ṣaḥrā' al-Gharbīyah; Spanish: Sahara OccidentalBerber: Taneẓroft Tutrimt) is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north,Algeria to the extreme northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its surface area amounts to 266,000 square kilometres (103,000 sq mi). It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. The population is estimated at just over 500,000, of whom nearly 40% live in El Aaiún (also spelled Laâyoune), the largest city in Western Sahara. Occupied by Spain since the late 19th century, the Western Sahara has been on the United Nations list of non-self-governing territoriessince 1963 after a Moroccan demand. It is the most populous territory on that list, and by far the largest in area. In 1965, the UN General Assembly adopted its first resolution on Western Sahara, asking Spain to decolonise the territory. One year later, a new resolution was passed by the General Assembly requesting that a referendum be held by Spain on self-determination. In 1975, Spain relinquished the administrative control of the territory to a joint administration by Morocco (which had formally claimed the territory since 1957) and Mauritania. A war erupted between those countries and the Sahrawi national liberation movement, thePolisario Front, which proclaimed the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) with a government-in-exile in Tindouf, Algeria. Mauritania withdrew in 1979, and Morocco eventually secured effective control of most of the territory, including all the major cities and natural resources. Since a United Nations-sponsored ceasefire agreement in 1991, two thirds of the territory (including most of the Atlantic coast line) has been controlled by Morocco and the remainder by the SADR, strongly backed by Algeria.  Internationally, countries such as the United States and Russia have taken a generally ambiguous and neutral position on each side's claims, and have pressed both parties to agree on a peaceful resolution. Both Morocco and Polisario have sought to boost their claims by accumulating formal recognition, essentially from African, Asian, and Latin American states in the developing world. The Polisario Front has won formal recognition for SADR from 82 states, and was extended membership in the African Union. Morocco has won recognition or support for its position from several African governments and from most of the Arab League. In both instances, recognitions have, over the past two decades, been extended and withdrawn according to changing international trends. As of 2006, no other member state of the United Nations has recognized Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. For additional information please click here: http://www.zazzle.com/western+sahara+gifts?rf=238349294329269392*&tc=www.wfh2007.com
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Western Sahara - the last colony in Africa.

Western Sahara - the last colony in Africa.

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Western Sahara is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Invaded, in 1975, by Morocco and to this day still occupied by Morocco. https://www.facebook.com/westernsaharanz/ for more details. Comments welcome but remember that respect is key.
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Inside the Life of a Trader

Inside the Life of a Trader

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On a brief summer holiday in London. WSI traders decided to show us a glimpse into the lifestyle of a London trader. Their luxury mansion which is located on the outskirts of London is listed on the market for over $1,000,000. The 6 bedroom mansion is fully fitted with 3 living rooms and 6 bathroom for the comfort of the occupants. Each room in the house is fitted with a 41 inch flat screen LED TV. The ground floor has an amazing living room that leads into the kitchen where the traders spend most of their time. An office space where other traders have meeting and plan for their next approach on the markets. This masterpiece also has an amazing pent house with its very own bathroom. Within the penthouse a games room where the traders spend quality time playing air hockey with their mates.
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Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara (Trailer)

Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara (Trailer)

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In Africa's last colony, a cultural revolution is providing a means of escape for the Sahrawi people.
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The people of Western Sahara angry at Morocco's presence

The people of Western Sahara angry at Morocco's presence

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SHOTLIST : 1. Wide of Dajla refugee camp, Algeria 2. Western Saharan police force arriving at demonstration 3. Children at demonstration to protest occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco 4. Picture of Western Saharan man allegedly tortured by Moroccan security police 5. Children at demonstration 6. Western Saharan refugee Kadul praying 7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Kadul, Refugee : "Not the Moroccan's. Not the Spanish. Not the Algerians. Nobody can decide for the Saharan people." 8. Set up of the director of the School for Women, Maima Mahmud 9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Maima Mahmud, Director of School for Women, Dajla refugee camp : "Although we are thankful for the aid we are given. Want we want is help in the fight to make Sahara free and independent again. We want to go back to our land in the Western Sahara, we don't want to be stuck in a refugee camp." 10. Delegation of the President in exile of the Islamic Republic of the Western Sahara, Mohamed Abdel Aziz 11. Mohamed Abdel Aziz arriving at press conference 12. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohamed Abdel Aziz, President in exile of the Islamic Republic of the Western Sahara : "The Moroccan government has gone back on the agreement. The Saharan people in the occupied territories are suffering, their human rights are not being respected. Our plea to public opinion is that the international community assumes its responsibilities and pressures Morocco so that it respects the rights of the Saharan people so that the United Nations can carry out a referendum for the self-determination of the Saharan people." Wide of interview 13. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohamed Abdel Aziz, President in exile of the Islamic Republic of the Western Sahara : "Last Wednesday (11 April 2007), the Moroccan government presented its proposal to the Secretary General of United Nations. This proposal is nothing more than dangerous propaganda and does nothing more than brings us closer to war than to peace." 14. Truck with painting "Freedom for the Sahara!" 15. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mohammed, Refugee : "Listen, our children, our people and family in the occupied territory are being hit and punished by the Moroccans. Every day they are being killed. The world sees this but there are few that report on these things not on the television or newspapers, as if the Sahara doesn't exist." 16. Soldiers sitting on the ground 17. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Mustapha, Refugee : "They (Morocco) should get out or we will go to war. We are telling the world that they (Morocco) should get out or we will go to war." 18. Various of children at demonstration 19. Children driving off in truck LEAD IN : The people of the Western Sahara have been living as refugees in the desert plains of Algeria for nearly 30 years. Their country is a tract of land measuring 252,129 square kilometres (97, 347 square mile) south of Morocco. For many there's anger at Morocco's presence in the country. STORYLINE : Most of these children, protesting against the occupation of the Western Sahara by Morocco, have never even seen the land for which they demand. They have grown up in one of the four refugee camps strung out in the far-western tip of Algeria. Allegations of torture and mistreatment by the Moroccan authorities against the Saharawis, or Saharans who still live in the territory are common. Living in a hot, arid land, they remain ferociously proud of their independence. The Western Sahara was once a colony of Spain, but following negotiations with with Morocco and Mauritania, Spain withdrew its troops in 1975. The Saharan's have had to live in refugee camps spread across the western corner of Algeria following the invasion of Western Sahara by Morocco in 1976. The occupation was termed the "Green March". You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4f1be8c3d2b50366734666d65fc1d021 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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A glimpse into Western Sahara [Travel]

A glimpse into Western Sahara [Travel]

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Last week I spoke of travel and visa openness on the continent. The visa openness index has revealed that some countries have proven difficult to enter and some almost impossible to get in with an African passport. The index show that Equatorial Guinea and the Western Sahara are the most difficult, requiring entry visas from all African countries. Today we took a glimpse of Western Sahara. Yes! Western Sahara with its political issues is Africa's second least open country, the more reason it… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/08/17/a-glimpse-into-western-sahara-travel Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans. Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision. Subscribe on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews and receive all the latest news from the continent. Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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Vanlife in Western Sahara with Alex Campet

Vanlife in Western Sahara with Alex Campet

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Alex is a pro kite surfer, vanlifer & adventurer follow his rad travels below! https://www.facebook.com/Freeride-Aventure-1610804012512920/?fref=ts https://vimeo.com/165194945
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Omar Hilale (Morocco) on the situation concerning Western Sahara (28 April 2017)

Omar Hilale (Morocco) on the situation concerning Western Sahara (28 April 2017)

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Informal comments to the media by H.E. Omar Hilale, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations, on the situation concerning Western Sahara. [In English, Arabic and French]
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Wedding in the Desert | Nomads of the Sahara

Wedding in the Desert | Nomads of the Sahara

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Suqueina and Shelej celebrate their wedding in the Sahara desert following the ancient tradition. The celebration continues with the music of the tidinit and the poems recited in HASSANIA, the Arab dialect brought here from distant Yemen by the BENI HASSAN tribe in the eighteenth century. On a sign from the bridegroom, his best friends go out to look for the bride, who, presumably, is hidden in some jaima. This is what they call the AGLAA, the rescue dance. A tacit game in which the bride has to pretend she does not want to get married, and so hides with the help of her friends. In this way, she reaffirms her purity and chastity. It is said that in the past some brides hid so well that they died of heat and exhaustion beneath the implacable Saharan sun. Between burst of nervous laughter, the young bride jokes with her friends and cousins who are putting the final touches to her make up. The bridegroom starts to become impatient. If his friends take too long he will have to go out and search for her himself. Suqueina is now ready. Her friends place a white cloth over her head, a sign of virginity. Among her friends there is frequently a divorced woman, not at all unusual in the Western Sahara, where women do not suffer the same oppression as in other parts of Africa. In the bridegroom’s jaima, the beat of the drums accentuates the wait. Shelej’s friends must carry off the bride, even if this means fighting against her relatives, who will try to stop them. Tired of waiting, Shelej decides to go out in search of his bride. In his jaima, the dancing is now becoming frenetic. The electrifying rhythm of the drums awakes the latent atavistic instincts of the Sahrawi nomad, and they dance wild, suggestively sensual dances. Almost violently, the bride is dragged to the tent of the man who is now her husband. No one will now doubt the virility of Shelej. Not everyone takes part in the celebrations. Toufa wants to know if she will be the next to get married. So, she goes to a black woman who will read her future, using the art of LEGSANA. This divining consists of reading the future in balls of camel dung, into which small sticks have been pushed. The position in which they fall indicates what the future holds. The Sahrawi society is very superstitious and, despite the explicit prohibition by their religion, believes in dreams, spells and the power of amulets. On this occasion, fortune has smiled on Toufa. The balls of excrement have fallen with the sticks pointing up, which is interpreted to mean she will soon find a husband. When the bride and groom are in the same jaima, they are considered to be properly married. Then, the guests become uninhibited and for hours on end dance explicitly erotic dances. Men and women lose their inhibitions, intoxicated by the rhythmic sound of the drums. Shelej’s young wife sits at her husband’s side, her head covered with a black cloth, to indicate she is no longer single. The dance of these nomads is an expression of their determination to one day live in a Sahara free from foreign occupation. Through marriage they seek to perpetuate the lineage, preserve their collective memory. Today, this is perhaps the only light in the long dark night of the Sahrawi people. ▶ SUBSCRIBE! http://bit.ly/PlanetDoc Full Documentaries every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! ▶FULL DOCUMENTARIES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-full-documentaries ▶ TRIBES | http://planetdoc.tv/playlist-tribes-documentaries ▶FACEBOOK | http://bit.ly/FBPDoc ▶TWITTER | http://bit.ly/TwPDoc ▶TUMBLR | http://bit.ly/TbPlDoc
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Refugee Tourism - Western Sahara

Refugee Tourism - Western Sahara

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For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=65060&bid=2 The Western Sahara is at the heart of a forgotten conflict. Now, after 30 years in exile, Sahrawi refugees are encouraging foreign tourists into their camps, in a desperate bid to raise international awareness. "It's a surreal experience, out in the desert." Emma is one of the hundreds of westerners visiting the Sahrawi camps each year. For the exiled government, the Polisario, tourist income offers a chance to supplement international aid. But among the Sahrawi youth, many only hope the tourism will build support for armed conflict. "Nothing will be changed without going back to the war. It's good for us. The tourists will find the truth by their own eyes." Sarah Clarke
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