Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

Director:  Iara Lee K2 and the Invisible Footmen, The Suffering Grasses, Cultures of Resistance, Modulations, Synthetic Pleasures

Englisht title:  Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

2015/ Western Sahara/ Digital/ 58’52’’/ Colour



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 Sahrawis living under Moroccan occupation and voices the aspirations of a desert people for whom the era of colonialism never ended.



Editing: Martin Eller; Music: Mariem Hassan , Mahdyar AghajaniLeading actors: Producer: Iara Lee, Salah Abdelahe


Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, film producer and director of Synthetic Pleasures, Modulations, Cultures Of Resistance, The Suffering Grasses, K2 And The Invisible Footmen And Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara. She is also founder of Cultures of Resistance Network, an organization that connects and supports activists, agitators, educators, and artists to build a more just and peaceful world through creative resistance and nonviolent action!


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