14 Jan Trailer: Amasotsha The Documentary
Amasotsha The Documentary is the product of the journey of three independent South African creatives and filmmakers to the FISAHARA Festival in 2011. Lebogang Rasethaba, Mbuso Ndlovu and Botshelo Motuba (the South Africans in questions) stayed in refugee camps in the Western Sahara – the last existing colony in Africa. Here they created the documentary Amasothsha, which examines the lives of the Saharawi people who are currently colonized by the Moroccan regime.
Amasotsha “reveals the media blockage imposed on the situation, the plight of women and children in the refugee camps, the ongoing youth movement and the war that is currently raging in the occupied territories.” It also looks at the harsh living conditions of the people in the Algerian desert.
Intending to reveal a solidarity movement between South African, Algeria and Western Sahara, the documentary sheds some light on an utterly inhumane and inexplicable situation with a strong emphasis on the ongoing plea for the autonomy of the Western Sahara.
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