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Western Sahara Film List

Title: Blood & sand: war in the Sahara : a report by Sharon I. Sopher (1982)
Format: VHS NTSC.
Language: In English and Arabic with English subtitles
Run Time: 57 Min.
Description: The film provides the first Western coverage of the war in the Western Sahara. Morocco is trying to maintain its occupation despite the opposition of local people (although many of them have fled to refugee camps in Algeria) and the disruption of the Moroccan economy. The United States has supported Morocco diplomatically and with arms sales during the Carter and Reagan administrations despite human rights concerns and the support for the Western Sahara inhabitants by many other countries.
Genre: Documentary