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by Eloy Domínguez Serén


With vitality, humor and unexpected situations, this film paints an unusual portrait of a group of young friends living in a refugee camp in the middle of the stony Saharan desert.
A minefield and the second largest military wall in the world separates this group of friends from their homeland that they have only heard about in their parent’s stories. They are called the Sahrawis and have been abandoned in this refugee camp in the middle of a stony desert ever since Morocco drove them out of Western Sahara forty years ago. Trapped somewhere in between life and death, Sidahmed, Zaara and Taher refuse to be bothered by it. They spend their days fixing cars that can’t really take them anywhere, fighting for political change without response and together they use the power of creativity and play to denounce the reality around them and expand beyond the borders of the camp.

international title: Hamada
original title: Hamada
country: Sweden, Germany, Norway
sales agent: Deckert Distribution
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Eloy Domínguez Serén
film run: 88'
release date: ES 12/07/2019
cinematography by: Eloy Domínguez Serén
film editing: Eloy Domínguez Serén, Ana Pfaff
music: Kjetil Schander Luhr
producer: David Herdies, Michael Krotkiewski
co-producer: Heino Deckert, Gudmundur Gunnarsson, Kari Anne Moe
production: Momento Film, Filmproduktions-GmbH, Fuglene AS
distributor: Deckert Distribution, Sideral

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