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A Film Night: Sons of the Clouds: the Last Colony

Australia Western Sahara Association presents

A Film Night

Sons of the Clouds: the Last Colon with Oscar winning Spanish actor Javier Barde

Bob Ellis, writer, journalist, film-maker and political commentator will introduce the documentary ‘Sons of the Clouds

Join us to watch this award winning documentary as Javier Bardem traces the lengthy conflict over Spain’s last colony, now occupied by Morocco, and his passionate efforts to achieve justice for the Saharawi people.

The documentary won the 2013 Goya Prize for best documentary

Official website for film :

Thursday 18 July
6.00pm for 6.30pm start (film duration 80 mins)at Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts Mitchell Theatre, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 200

Map and directions

$10 ($5 concession) drinks and nibbles provide


Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts              Australia Western Sahara Association (AWSA)

About the film

Sons of the Clouds: the Last Colony

Links :

RFK Centre for Justice and Human Rights:

Huffington Post:

"A passionate and compelling Javier Bardem carries this memorable film that powerfully explores both the political realities of colonialism and its devastating cost to human lives". — CNN

Sons of the Clouds was inspired by Javier Bardem’s visit to the Sahara Film Festival held in the Saharawi refugee camps in south west Algeria near Tindouf.  He decided he wanted to help justice take its course and achieve a vote of self-determination for the Saharawi people.

In the film he traces the history of this long drawn-out process, starting in 1965 when the United Nations first mooted the decolonization of Western Sahara.  He visits key players, politicians from both sides, talks to journalists, pleads his case at the United Nations. The documentary was directed by Alvaro Longoria and produced by Lilly Hartley.


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