news from laayoune

News From Laayoune

Event Dates:
  • Sat, 12/02/2017 - 14:30
Event Type:
  • Movie
Event City:
  • İstanbul
Venue
Atlas Cinema İstiklal Cad. Atlas Pasajı No:131 Beyoğlu / İstanbul T (212) 252 85 76

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

Director: ĐURO GAVRAN

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.

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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.