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Film: Wilaya

March 14, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am


2012, Pedro Pérez Rosado, Spain, 97 min.

This visually stunning drama offers a fascinating look at the culture of the Sahrawi people, a stateless ethnic group many of whom live in refugee camps in northwest Africa. After living sixteen years with a foster family in Spain, a young Sahrawi woman returns to her family at a refugee camp named Wilaya. Suspended between two cultures, she is stifled by her new home’s traditionalist ways, which she challenges by becoming the first female truck driver in the region. The widescreen desert vistas and Aziza Brahim’s haunting solo voice music cast a spell in this often wordless movie. In Spanish and Arabic with English subtitles. HDCAM video. (MR)

Fri, Mar 8th at 6:00pm
Thu, Mar 14th at 6:00pm


March 14, 2013
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago , IL United States

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