Sons Of The Clouds
zaterdag 23 maart 2013 - 12:30
Q&A with Mohamed Elmoutaoikil, Stefan Simanowitz & Sjoerd Sjoerdsma, led by Harm Ede Botje. Mohamed Elmoutaoikil replaces Aminetou Haidar as A Matter of ACT guest at the festival.
Aminetou Haidar - ‘I want to contribute to a better society for both Sahrawi’s and Moroccans’, says Aminatou Haidar. She is featured in the documentary Sons of the Clouds, in which Spanish actor Javier Bardem narrates the story of the nearly forty-year old conflict on the Western Sahara. Read more about Aminetou Haidar.
Mohamed Cheikh Elmoutaoikil is a Sahrawi human rights activist working in Western Sahara and Morocco. He is a member of the Collective Of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA)
Stefan Simanowitz - London-based writer, broadcaster and journalist, Stefan Simanowitz writes for publications in the UK and around the world including the: Guardian, Independent, Financial Times, Washington Times, Global Post, Huffington Post, New Statesman, In These Times, New Internationalist, Prospect, Lancet, Salon.com, Contemporary Review, Mail & Guardian.
He has a background in policy, political strategy and international human rights law and has worked for the European Commission, Liberty and the ANC during South Africa’s first democratic election campaign. He has reported from mass graves in Somaliland and Indonesia, prisons in Cameroon and South Africa, refugee camps in the Sahara desert and he writes on all aspects of global politics. He also has an interest in culture and travel, writing reviews on music, literature, film and theatre and taking photographs to accompany his reviews and reportage.