Sand and Vision Exhibition

The Sand and Vision Exhibition has been produced by Olive Branch Arts.
Young Saharawi refugees were given cameras and asked to record life in a refugee camp. The camp is one of five near Tindouf in Western Algeria.
The previously nomadic Saharawis were forced to flee Western Sahara in 1975 when Moroccan forces drove them out. This was because of oil reserves in the area where they had lived for centuries. They can no longer be self-sufficient as they are confined to the camps where temperatures are often 50 Celsius with little or no rainfall.
The UN has condemned this for years.
Oxfam has been helping with aid but with regional conflict and climate change things are deteriorating.

THE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW HOW ART CAN FLOURISH IN THE MOST HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS

On the launch night…

Abby Young will introduce the event and set the scene for ongoing projects.

Candace Bahouth will give a presentation.

Jon Lewis (TwoManTing, Manos Puestas) will be playing a solo guitar set of jazz, African, Latin and Folk tunes.

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