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Festival feeds growing success of Sahrawi filmmakers

The world’s most remote film festival featured a number of Sahrawi-made movies, encouraging young artists there and drawing attention to the Sahrawis' plight.
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Known as the seventh art, cinema has become a platform for the Sahrawi people to share their stories in the desert refugee camps where they have lived for more than 40 years.

As dusk arrived Oct. 12, Sahrawi refugees and their guests from across the world mingled in the dusty streets of Algeria’s Dakhla camp, ready to partake in the traditional gala that kicked off the 13th annual Western Sahara International Film Festival, or FiSahara.

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