Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Academy Award-winning actor Javier Bardem produces and narrates Alvaro Longoria's eye-opening documentary exploring the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Western Sahara, where nearly 200,000 of the Sahrawi people have been dislocated by colonization over the past three decades, with no possibility of returning to their homes despite a UN promise to peacefully resolve the issue. Produced over the course of four years, Sons of the Clouds allows viewers a glimpse into the crowded refugee camps where Sahrawi exiles have effectively been trapped for 30 years, and the Moroccan-occupied territories where their human rights are violated on a daily basis. Extensive conversations with politicians from the region reveal the countless ways that government has failed the Saharawi people, and a comprehensive chronicle of situation puts the crisis in an illuminating historical context.
displaced-persons, exile, human-rights violations, Sahara