3 Stolen Cameras at Göteborg Film Festival

We are very happy to be part of Göteborg International Film Festival.

The members of video activist group Equipe Media, from occupied Western Sahara, fight to keep their cameras. This is a story about breaking an absolute censorship with unique footage from an area where the Moroccan authorities have managed to implement a near total media blockade.

SCREENINGS
-> Sunday 28 January, 18:00, Haga 1
-> Monday 29 January, 14:00, Haga 1
-> Friday 02 February, 19.00, Akademi Valand, screening and talk
-> Sunday 04 February, 14:00, Haga 2
This movie is part of Nations and Nationalisms.

More info here: https://program.goteborgfilmfestival.se/events/3-stolen-cameras
A film by film collectives Equipe Media & RåFILM

BACKGROUND
Since Equipe Media started in 2009 they have documented and published material showing violations of the human rights of Sahrawis. Their footage is unique because it is completely forbidden to film out in the open in the occupied territories. Because of this, Equipe Media films with strict constraints. While filming from rooftops, using small hand held cameras and blending into the protest they manage to capture the brutality of living under occupation.

RåFILM and Equipe Media started cooperating in 2013 in order to use this footage and edit it into a documentary. Inspired by the great documentary ‘5 Broken Cameras’ about Palestine they started telling the story about the three cameras stolen from Equipe Media by the moroccan occupying forces. The more known occupation of Palestine is in many ways similar to the occupation of Western Sahara.
The footage is blended with music of the world famous Sahrawi musician and activist Mariem Hassan.