a film by Eloy Dominguez Seren


2018 | 90:00 min

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90min or 52min | HD | DCP | OV Hassaniya, Arabic, Spanish | English subtitles
A minefield and the second largest military wall in the world separate Sidahmed, Zaara and Taher from their homeland that they only know from their parents’ stories.
They belong to the Sahrawis, one of the world’s most forgotten people, abandoned in a refugee camp in the middle of the desert ever since Morocco drove them out of Western Sahara forty years ago.
With vitality and humor, HAMADA is the unusual portrait of a group of young friends living in a refugee camp in the stony Saharan desert.
They spend their days fixing cars, even though they can’t really take them anywhere, fighting for political change and dreaming of a future that most likely will never happen.
With all the expectations, strengths and illusions of being young they all find different ways to expand beyond the physical borders that surround them.
IDFA Amsterdam
Award for Best Spanish Film // Award for Best Spanish Director — Gijon IFF
Companhia das Culturas/Fundação Pereira Monteiro Award for Best Emerging Director — Porto/Post/Doc FF

Göteborg IFF
Valencia HRFF
Tempo Documentary Award — Tempo IDF Stockholm
Cairo Cinema Days
One World HRFF Prague
Sofia IFF
Geneva HRFF
The Loridan Ivens – CNAP Award — Cinéma du Réel Paris
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria FF
BAFICI Buenos Aires
San Sebastian HRFF
Festival of Tolerance Zagreb
36 Dokfest Kassel
Cast and Crew
  • Director Eloy Dominguez Seren
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