Pedro Pérez Rosado
A young woman returns to her Saharan roots in Wilaya, a drama that borders on ethnographic documentary territory, with a strong feminist slant. It is the story of two Saharawi sisters, one brought up in the camps and another one in Spain, separated by more than physical barriers. A Spanish production made in association with the Sahrawi Democratic Arab Republic – with dialogue in Spanish and Arabic – Wilaya offers insight into a little-publicised world, and derives most of its dramatic pull from the charismatic presence of lead actress Nadhira Mohamed. The soundtrack of Wilaya has been composed and performed by Saharawi singer and percussionist Aziza Brahim, who won the first prize in the FiSahara 2012.
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