Al Khadra is a renowned Sahrawi war poetess, living in the Al Auin wind swept refugee camp in Algeria. Now in her late seventies, the oral verse of this illiterate, nomad is vivid testament to three decades of the Sahara conflict. We witness how this extraordinary matriarch survives the hardship and desolation of life in the camp, how she keeps her oral poetry alive, and attempts to pass on her activism to the next generation.
Produced for Al Jazeera’s ‘Artscape: Poets of Protest’ series. First broadcast: Friday 5th October, 2012, 19:30 GMT Repeats: 06/10/12 Saturday 14:30; Sunday 07/10/12 04:30; Monday 08/10/12: 08:30. British Summer Time is GMT+1h.
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