Dakhla: Cinema and Oblivion

  • Spain
  • Western Sahara
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SHORT JOY // The rocky desert in southwestern Algeria is the temporary home of about 150,000 refugees from Western Sahara. Goats grazing or the opening of a beauty salon are among the many scenes of everyday life of people who are eagerly awaiting the beginning of the film festival. The observational documentary captures the unwavering love of film in a place that the world has forgotten.

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  • Original title
    Dajla: Cine Y Olvido
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Arturo Dueñas Herrero
  • DOP
    Alvaro Sanz Pascual, Fatimetu Bualam
  • Editing
    Arturo Dueñas Herrero
  • Sound
    Miguel Sanchez Gonzalez
  • Duration
    15 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Spain
    • Western Sahara
  • Colour
    • Colour


  • Arancha García Gila

    I try yo put 5 status, but the app failled.
    It is a very good film

    Oct 27, 2020, 8:24:54 AM

  • Alicia Lapenta

    Excelencia !!!! Como siempre nos tiene acostumbrados Arturo Dueñas Herrero. Gracias por ese maravilloso corto.

    Oct 27, 2020, 5:21:22 PM


    Excelente trabajo Arturo.
    Ojalá sirva para que la comunidad internacional abra los ojos y vea de cerca la verdadera situación del pueblo saharaui.

    Oct 27, 2020, 9:05:00 PM

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