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The story of the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara, the promised UN referendum for self-determination for the Sahrawi people and the struggles of the Sahrawis both in the occupied territory and in the refugee camps in south-west Algeria.
Many Sahrawis are advocating a return to war with Morocco in order to break the impasse of waiting over 40 years for the UN promised referendum on self determination. However, the Sahrawis who advocate nonviolent activism argue that nonviolence can be used as powerfully as violence to force Morocco to cooperate with a UN sanctioned referendum to decide their future. These activists believe that this would provide the best opportunity to build a stable society for the future. The documentary explores this debate with activists in the refugee camps and in the Occupied Territories.
This is the incredible tale of the protest movement in Western Sahara. Followed by a Q&A with the Australian Western Sahara Association.
The screening will also feature a pre-show short film called Same Drum. The film features a group of young migrants from multilingual backgrounds as the stars of a new music video that calls for all cultures living in Australia to be united and live in happiness and peace. Their song Same Drum delivers a strong message to other migrants about embracing life in Australia, while never forgetting where you come from.
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