GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series 2019/20 Launch: Hamada

Published: 10 October 2019

10/10/19: This year's film series in launched on 16 October with the film Hamada

Wednesday 16 October, 6pm

Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD (doors at 5.45pm)

Documentary: Sweden, Norway, Germany (2018)
Director: Eloy Domínguez Serén
Running time: 88 mins
Languages: Hassaniya, Arabic, Spanish with English subtitles

With vitality, humor and unexpected situations, this film paints an unusual portrait of a group of young friends living in a refugee camp in the middle of the stony Saharan desert. 

A minefield and the second largest military wall in the world separates this group of friends from their homeland that they have only heard about in their parent’s stories. They are called the Sahrawis and have been abandoned in this refugee camp in the middle of a stony desert ever since Morocco drove them out of Western Sahara forty years ago. Trapped somewhere in between life and death, Sidahmed, Zaara and Taher refuse to be bothered by it. They spend their days fixing cars that can’t really take them anywhere, fighting for political change without response and together they use the power of creativity and play to denounce the reality around them and expand beyond the borders of the camp.

This screening is presented in collaboration with IberoDocs and will be followed by a post-screening discussion.

You can follow the series and watch a trailer of Hamada on the GRAMNet blog.

RSVP to the event here

Summary Image courtesy of Hamada Deckert Distribution


More about the GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series 2019/2020 

Ambitious. Devoted. Brave. Resilient. Adaptable. Indestructible. These are just a few of the qualities that the people in the film series embody. Regardless of age and of where they live, the protagonists of these films work incredibly hard to find their way, to help others and to make sense of their world. More information can be found in the GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series 2019/20 brochure

All screenings are FREE of CHARGE and open to all. 

The UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts is a proud supporter of the GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series.

First published: 10 October 2019