Sunday, December 16, 2012
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.