Synopsis:
Straddling a 2,400-kilometer-long wall constructed by the Moroccan army, the Western Sahara is today divided into two sections — one occupied by Morocco, the other under the control of the Sahrawi National Liberation Movement’s Polisario Front.  
Drawing from stories of flight, exile, interminable waiting and the arrested, persecuted lives on both sides of that wall, this film bears witness to the Sahrawi people, their land, their entrapment in other people’s dreams.  
In an esthetic that sublimates the real, Lost Land resonates like a score that juxtaposes sonorous landscapes, black-and-white portraits and nomadic poetics.   
Recent selection(s):
Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival (Berlin)
Signes de Nuit (Paris)
Recent award(s):
Signes de Nuit (Paris)
Director's filmography:
- Les dormants (Short)
- Racines lointaines (2002 - Feature)
- Le cercle des noyés (2006 - Feature)
- Territoire perdu (2011 - Feature)
- Les Tourmentes (2014 - Feature)
- Les Éternels (2017 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2011
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
84'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Cobra Films