Al Khadra, Poet of the Desert

Noe Mendelle (Producer), Luis Correia (Other)

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Abstract

Al Khadra is a renowned Saharawi war poetess, living in the Al Auin refugee camp in the Western Sahara. Now in her late 70’s, this toothless illiterate former Nomad has been composing verse over the 36 years of the Sahara conflict. We meet her in her temporary home where she lives with her extended family waiting for their return to their homeland and we will witness how this extraordinary woman not only survives life in the camp, but manages to keeps her oral poetry alive and her political activism with public performances.
This film brings the plight of the Saharawi people to the rest of the world. This is how film can be used as a cultural and educational tool for peace building by creating new knowledge about forgotten people.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAl Jazeera, number of global screenings including Africa in Motion Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK; Sandblast Arts, London, UK; EPOS International Art Festival, Israel
PublisherSDI Productions Ltd
Media of outputDVD
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Poetry and the arts
  • Conflict Resolution
  • western sahara
  • refugee camps

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  • Poets of Protest

    Mendelle, N., Sep 2012

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  • Take One Action Film Festival 2013

    Noe Mendelle (Interviewee)

    5 Oct 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition

  • Ethnocineca film festival

    Noe Mendelle (Presenter)

    16 May 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition

  • Africa in Motion Film Festival 2012

    Noe Mendelle (Contributor)

    1 Nov 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition

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