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Lost Land (2011)

Territoire perdu (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 30 November 2011 (France)
Drawing from stories of flight, exile, interminable waiting and the arrested, persecuted lives on both sides of that wall dividing Morocco and the Sahrawi National Liberation Movement's ... See full summary »
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Drawing from stories of flight, exile, interminable waiting and the arrested, persecuted lives on both sides of that wall dividing Morocco and the Sahrawi National Liberation Movement's Polisario Front, this film bears witness to the Sahrawi people, their land, their entrapment. Written by MUBI

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A 2,400 km wall cuts across the western Sahara, built by Morocco to contain the Sahrawi
24 May 2011 | by hudsonwaSee all my reviews

Territoire perdu | Lost Land

France, Belgium 2011

A 2,400 km wall cuts across the western Sahara, built by Morocco to contain the Sahrawi – once nomads, now condemned to immobility. More than a hundred thousand people who have been forgotten. The destruction of millennia of indigenous knowledge in a generation.

Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd's revelatory documentary opens with camels behind a fence. Herodotus wrote of these camels and their keepers. In the 40 years that the Sahrawi have been living in camps, their nomadic knowledge of the desert has disappeared except in a few surviving old people.

Chased off their land when Morocco demanded possession of the Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony, the Sahrawi refugees have been forgotten by the world. The last chapter in a trilogy that began with Le Cercle des noyés and Les Dormants, Territoire perdu literally brings them back to light.


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