Migrants, Refugees & Displaced Communities

I wait

Adrián Díaz, Loreto SaizSpain - 16.15 min

Is already 40 years since the saharawi population became refugee in Algeria because of the Moroccan occupation. While the POLISARIO government tries out to solve the conflict with institutional help, saharawi youngsters advocate for the option of an armed conflict. While they wait, cinema will be their only weapon.

Loreto Saiz (Burgos, Spain, 1996)

Concerned about diverse sociopolitical conflicts, travels in 2018 to the saharaui refugee camps in Tindouf to make an internship in Sahara film school and shoot her last project, انتظر (I wait). In the same year, after a stay in BFM (Baltic Film and Media school) she graduates from Media and Film studies with extraordinary acknowledgements in Universidad Carlos III of Madrid. Ever since, she has worked writing and directing pieces to spread the knowledge of different social causes in Greece, Italy and Spain. Her video-essay Correspondencias has recently been published in Tecmerin: Journal of Audiovisual Essays.

Adrián Díaz (Madrid, Spain, 1995)

Son of a Peruvian mother and a Spanish father, he studied Film, Television and Media Studies in Carlos III University of Madrid. As a final thesis, he directed the documentary انتظر (I wait), about the Saharaui - Moroccan conflict and its effects on the students of Sahara Film School, located in the refugee camps of Tindouf. He has also studied at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and in the University of Texas at Austin. He currently lives in England, finishing an MA in Wildlife Documentary Production