2023 ǀ 58 min ǀ Documentary
DESERT PHOSfate is an artist film that tells about the impact of phosphate on the Sahrawi community and its fate, including the surprising emergence of family gardens and their knowledge of how to farm in the desert without the processed phosphorus that had caused the dislocation of the Sahrawi nomads from their homeland of Western Sahara.
LAND OF MINES
2019 ǀ 09 min ǀ Documentary
Western Sahara, Land of Mines is a short film by Mohamed Sleiman Labat. Commissioned by SMACO the Sahrawi Mine Action Coordination Office, it tells the story of victims of land mines and war ruminants in WS. It also follows the Sahrawi authorities destruction of their landmines stocks.
THE YEAR OF BALLS
2019 ǀ 10 min ǀ Documentary
The Year of Balls is a short portrait film that tells about one of the years in the Nomadic Calendar where Sahrawi communities and their camel herds were bombarded by French and Spanish air forces. The film was narrated through my father’s recollections and childhood memories and how he witnessed the event as a child. The Year of Balls highlights the colonial violence as experienced by the ordinary Sahrawi families.