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News From Laayoune

Event Dates:
  • Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:00
Event Type:
  • Movie
Event City:
  • Ankara
Ankara Büyülü Fener Cinema Meşrutiyet Cad. Hatay Sok. No: 18, Kocatepe / Ankara T (312) 425 01 00

News From Laayoune - Vijesti Iz Laayouna - Croatia, 2016, 50’


Born in 1982 in Bjelovar, Croatia. He gained his master’s degree in Film and TV Direction at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. His documentaries and experimental films were screened at various festivals and won various awards. His last film News from Laayoune won the Special Mention Award from 2016 One World Prague Film Festival in Prague.


The film follows a couple of young boys in the Saharian refugee camp “February 27“ located in the bleak desert area of southwestern Algiers. One by one, they ran away from the occupied part of Western Sahara. Music is their only weapon in the everlasting struggle for freedom and independence of their own country – Western Sahara.