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
Adrián Díaz Villafuerte and Loreto García Saiz.
In collaboration with:
Escuela de Formación Audiovisual Abidin Kaid Saleh.
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.
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.
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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