Spanish Cinema Now 2012

Sons of the Clouds

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Sons of the Clouds
Hijos de las nubes | Alvaro Longoria, 2012
Spain | 110 minutes

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Produced by Academy Award-winning actor Javier Bardem, who also appears in the film as a kind of narrator/guide. Sons of the Clouds is a compelling plea about a largely ignored human rights catastrophe. A former Spanish colony abandoned in 1975, the Western Sahara was then invaded by Morocco; more than 200,000 people fled, and today continue to live in desperate refugee camps in the Algerian Sahara. The film powerfully captures the effects of this long-term displacement, as well as the thus-far fruitless attempts by the international community to address it.

Series: Spanish Cinema Now 2012

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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