Straddling a 2,700-kilometer-long wall constructed by the Moroccan army, the Western Sahara is today divided into two sections - one owned by Morocco, the other under the control of the Sahrawi National Liberation Front. Drawing from stories of flight, exile, interminable waiting and the arrested, persecuted lives on both sides of that wall, this film bears witness to the Sahrawi people, their land and their entrapment in other people’s dreams. With an aesthetic that sublimates the real, Lost Land resonates like a score that juxtaposes sonorous landscapes, black-and-white portraits and nomadic poetics.
A Q&A with Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd will follow the screening.
Courtesy of Cobra Films