In 1975 the territory of Western Sahara, former Spanish colony, were militarily occupied by Morocco, becoming the theater where war took place between Morocco and the Sahrawi people, which ended only in 1991. Since then, the UN recognized the Sahrawi right to self-determination to be exercised through a referendum, which still has not been achieved. 1514 Clouds do not stop, tells the life of a people in exile for thirty years, refugee in the desert of neighboring Algeria, which claimed its independence. The Sahrawi daily life is told through the eyes of a young Italian woman that we see participate in a project of international solidarity, lasting ten years now, the Saharawi Marathon.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Carlotta Piccinini (08/09/1979, Bologna - Italy) has formed as photographer and director, and she works transversally in several areas moving between video art and documentary. 1514 Clouds do not stop is her first might-length documentary film shot in February 2009 by a film crew of five women in the Sahrawi refugee camps in the Sahara Desert. At the moment she is working as documentary's director for Babel Tv, the first italian TV channel for foreigners.