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WILAYA

by Pedro Pérez Rosado

synopsis

Fatimetu is born to a Sahrawi family in a Saharan refugee camp in Algeria and later sent to live with foster parents in Spain. After the death of her mother she returns to the camp. She has been absent for sixteen years. Her brother now expects her to stay and look after her sister Hayat, who has difficulty walking. Fatimetu, who unlike the other women can drive a car, finds work transporting animals, meat and bread from one administrative district to another. In time, the Sahrawi people become accustomed to the woman who tears about the desert without a hijab in her beaten up jeep. But Fatimetu is torn between life in the desert and her memories of her family and friends in Spain.

original title: Wilaya
country: Spain
sales agent: 6 Sales
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Pedro Pérez Rosado
release date: ES 04/05/2012, CH 30/05/2012, CH 22/11/2012
screenplay: Pedro Pérez Rosado
cast: Nadhira Mohamed, Memona Mohamed, Aziza Brahim, Ainina Sidameg, Ahmed Molud
cinematography by: Oscar Durán
film editing: Iván Aledo
art director: Carlos Ramó
costumes designer: Wanda Morales Slaska
music: Aziza Brahim
producer: José María Morales
production: Wanda Visión, PRP - Pérez Rosado Producciones SL
distributor: Trigon Film
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