Coming soon! The program for FiSahara’s XVI Edition, due to take place in October 2020

FiSahara For Kids

Every summer, the project known as Holidays in Peace has flown thousands of Sahrawi children between the ages of eight and twelve from the refugee camps near Tindouf (Algeria) to Spain, where they are hosted by Spanish families for two months. As with many other activities, this year it was canceled due to the Covid-19 crisis.

But Sahrawis are resilient and inventive, so the Polisario Front, the Sahrawi government-in-exile and the Spanish network of solidarity associations have migrated Holidays in Peace this summer to the Sahara Desert. The main objective is to improve the quality of life for these children in the camps, stimulating their creativity and their full potential. It is also an opportunity for the kids to have a full immersion into the history, traditions and rich cultural identity of their people. The medical checkups in Spain will be replaced with wellness checks by camp-based medical teams.

FiSahara has jumped on board to support this initiative, and we have prepared a series of film screenings that we hope will embark the children on an imaginary journey to forests, to the depths of the ocean and to the Olympics at a zoo.

The short animations are made by students from film schools in France, Croatia, Denmark, Canada and Belgium and represent a show of pan-European solidarity with the Sahrawi people.

We want to give a special thanks to Miyu Distribution for the 24 short films that we hope will light up the imagination of the Sahrawi children.