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    Refugees in Western Sahara Fight With Film

    They’re shooting with a new kind weapon. Living amid a 40-year war in Western Sahara, members of the Sahrawi ethnic group have been refugees for two generations. In this unlikely setting, the Abidin Kaid Saleh Audiovisual School teaches kids to make movies with the support of FiSahara, a charity that has attracted stars like Penélope Cruz to its annual film festival. But the school doesn’t just fuel youthful creativity. Backed by rebel fighters, it also has a political agenda — to protect the Sahrawis from the encroaching influence of Moroccan culture.

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