Western Sahara (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating

Wilaya (2011)

97 min | Drama

Fatimetu, a Sahrawi refugee, returns to her home camp after 16 years. She must choose between life in the desert and her family and friends in Spain, her brother's expectations for her and her new job driving items between camps.

Director: Pedro Pérez Rosado | Stars: Aziza Brahim, Memona Mohamed, Nadhira Mohamed, Mohamed Mouloud

Votes: 29

Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara (2015)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, History, News

Forty years after its people were promised freedom by departing Spanish rulers, Western Sahara remains Africa's last colony. This film chronicles the everyday violence experienced by ... See full summary »

Director: Iara Lee

Votes: 17

Song of Umm Dalaila, the Story of the Sahrawis (1993)

Not Rated | 35 min | Documentary, Short

Tells the story of a refugee camp of Sahrawis hoping to one day have a Western Sahara independent of Morocco.

Director: Danielle Smith

The Runner (IV) (2013)

95 min | Documentary, Sport

The Runner is a film about endurance. It is the story of a champion long-distance runner whose journey transformed him from an athlete into the symbol of a national liberation movement. ... See full summary »

Director: Saeed Taji Farouky | Star: Salah Hmatou Ameidan

Sirocco: Winds of Resistance (2016)

30 min | Documentary, Short

Drawing from the inspiration of their grandmothers, singer Aziza Brahim and activist Senia Abderhaman wrestle for the independence of their people from a brutal and corporate backed ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Campbell


92 min | Documentary, War | Post-production

We follow a wanderer while he travels to conflict zones around the globe, where segregation walls have been erected. The wanderer finds stories of people who transcend their mental barriers... See full summary »

Director: Gregorio Rocha

Un día en Smara (2010)

24 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

The documentary tells the story of one day in Smara, a refugee camp in the south of Algeria. A handmade symbolic toke takes us through the lives of six characters and the reality of the ... See full summary »

Director: Fany de la Chica

Votes: 5

Robbed of Truth (2011)

63 min | Documentary, News

This is the true story of Fetim Salam, a Saharawi refugee falsely portrayed as a slave in the Australian documentary 'Stolen'. Australian filmmakers, Violeta Ayala and Daniel Fallshaw, ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos González | Stars: Bob Ellis, Philippe Mora

La Guera, my forgotten land (2015)

29 min | Documentary, Short, History

Mohamed lives in Nouadhibou, in Mauritania. But he can always see the ghost of his former town in front of his eyes. Aalien, the postman, fled to refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria. But he's... See full summary »

Directors: Fiorella Bendoni, Gilberto Mastromatteo | Stars: Mamia Abba, Mohamed Alewa, Abdellahi Bucheiba, Zeinabu Buna Meguey

Battalion to My Beat (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama

Naively envisioning herself a Jeanne D'Arc of the desert, Mariam runs away from the Western Saharan refugee camps in Algeria hoping to liberate her homeland from occupation.

Director: Eimi Imanishi | Star: Mariam Omar Ahmed

Votes: 24

La tercera mirada (2011)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Alex Campos García

Arena Fértil (2012)

13 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Budha is one of the many children living in Refugee Camps for Sahrawi. One afternoon, he decides to stop playing football with his friends to play in the desert, far away from the village. ... See full summary »

Director: Tomás Rojo | Stars: Lala Mohamed, Ahmed Salem

The Desert of the Desert (2016)

86 min | Documentary, Drama, History

'The Desert of the Desert' is a feature documentary about one of the longest-running and least- known colonial conflicts and the plight of the Sahrawi desert nomads of Western Sahara since ... See full summary »

Directors: Samir Abujamra, Tito Gonzalez Garcia

El pájaro espejo (2010)

38 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Bubisher, besides meaning a bird that brings luck, is a lorry loaded with Spanish literature that serves the Sahrawi refugee camps of Tindouf. Seeing how two cultures communicate through ... See full summary »

Directors: Jesús Hermida Jiménez, José Manuel Sánchez Fuentes | Star: Liman Boisha

Leyuad: A Trip to the Verses Well (2016)

75 min | Documentary, Adventure

'Traveling is giving up something to find something new'. Liman Boisha, a Saharaui poet living in Madrid, feels that he has turned 'dry of the Sahara', and travels to western Sahara to ... See full summary »

Director: Gonzalo Moure

Abdala/Lafdal (2016)

Documentary, Short

A conversation filmed in times of tension between Western Sahara and Morocco. Some thoughts on the conflict focusing on the legitimacy or not of the use of violence.

Director: Albert Kuhn | Stars: Abdala Salim Mohamed, Lafdal Med Salm

3 Stolen Cameras (2017)


A video activist group is struggling to keep their cameras in the occupied Western Sahara where the Moroccan authorities have managed to implement a near total media blockade.

Director: Råfilm Filmmakers Collective

R1514, the waiting (2019)

15 min | Short

A 15 minute short filmed in the refugee camps. The Sahrawi refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria, are one of the toughest places in the world, the Hamada, the devil's garden. We wish to give ... See full summary »

Director: Salvador Alemany