انتظر

انتظر (I wait)

Documentary short film

2019 · Argelia, Spain

It has been 40 years since the Saharawi population became refugees in Algeria because of the Moroccan occupation. As the Polisario government tries to solve the conflict with institutional help, Saharawi youngsters advocate for armed conflict. While they wait, the cinema will be their only weapon.

A short documentary film produced, written, directed and edited by:
Adrián Díaz Villafuerte and Loreto García Saiz.

In collaboration with:
Escuela de Formación Audiovisual Abidin Kaid Saleh.

Festivals

Manchester Student Film Festival Mujeres tras la cámara Humano Film Festival FiSahara EUREKA Film Festival Festival Internacional Cortos de Vista CYLNEMA en corto SEMINICI Energa Camerimage Festival Global University Film Awards FIDÉ Brasil Festival de Derechos Humanos de Barcelona First Frame International Film Festival Fiorenzo Serra Film Festival Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português Festival de Cortometrajes de Iscar Aguilar Film Festival Certamen Internacional de Cortos 'Ciudad de Soria' Bethlehem Student Film Festival Muestra de Cine Internacional de Palencia Semana del Cine de Medina del Campo Festival du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand DocuMed - Festival Cinéma Documentaire Méditerranéen en Tunisie Festival de Cine y Televisión Reino de León Festival Internacional de Cine de Ponferrada Szczecin Film Festival Girona Film Festival Southeastern International Film Festival Festival Internacional de Cine Austral International Ethnovideographyc Festival Premios Artejoven de Castilla y León International Film Festival Zoom - Zbliżenia

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Biographies

Foto de perfil de Loreto García

Loreto García Saiz

She graduates from Media and Film studies with extraordinary acknowledgements in Universidad Carlos III. As a final thesis she directs the short documentary "I wait" (2019). The movie is included in the catalogue "New Spanish Shorts 2020", edited by the ICAA. Ever since, she has worked for different NGOs in several countries, directing audiovisual pieces and writing projects about cinema and visual culture.

Foto de perfil de Adrían Díaz

Adrían Díaz Villafuerte

Documentary filmmaker and journalist specialized in environmental and socio-political issues. Editor of television series Wild Latam (2021, RTVE), Director of Ciclo Música Viva (2020, FILMIN) and coordinator of reportage section "EL FOCO" from PublicoTV.

Directors' note

Sidibrahim and his friends are more or less our age, and we share the same passion for cinema. However, they never met their homeland: they were born displaced, in diaspora, and with the political responsability of solving a conflict that is in a continuous state of stand-by. In this context, saharawi youngsters see in the war the only solution to press the UN. In the meantime, they study cinema so more people can know about the conflict. We lived with them for several weeks: we shot and watched movies, we talked a lot and we were realizing that time was passing only when it was time for another tea. This short movie is our tiny effort to show how a population that has been historically pacific is losing its patience, and these youngsters have nothing to lose.

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