Hamada

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Tags:Documentary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:88 min
Country/Region:Western Sahara
Language:Arabic
Website:Official Website
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/300260726
Cast/Crew
Director:Eloy Domínguez Serén

Description

A minefield and the world’s second largest military wall separate Sidahmed, Zaara, and Taher from their homeland that they only know from their parents’ stories. They are Sahrawis, one of the world’s most forgotten people, abandoned in a refugee camp in the middle of the desert since Morocco drove them out of Western Sahara forty years ago.

With vitality and humor, Hamada is an unusual portrait of a group of young friends who spend their days fixing cars even though they can’t take them anywhere, fighting for political change, and dreaming of a future that will never happen. With all the expectations, strengths, and illusions of being young, they all find ways to expand beyond the physical borders surrounding them.

Eloy Domínguez Serén is a Spanish filmmaker born in 1985. He was a film critic for radio and press before moving to Sweden in 2012 to direct his first short Pettring. His two most recent short films Yellow Brick Road and Rust, premiered at Jihlava IDFF and FIDMarseille, respectively. Hamada is his first feature-length documentary. He is currently working on The Darker it Gets, a Swedish production shot in the Arctic Circle.


Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

Mizna and MSP Film Society present the 14th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, screening more than thirty contemporary films from Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as those from local Arab filmmakers.

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