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Africa's Last Colony Exhibition

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:31 pm
by Jamie Renton
An exhibition of photography and films organised by London-based arts and human rights charity Sandblast to remind the British public and politicians about the ongoing 40 years-long plight of the indigenous Saharawis from “Africa’s Last Colony”: Western Sahara. This former Spanish colony was forcefully occupied by Morocco at the end of 1975, provoking mass exodus into harsh refugee camps in Algeria and denying the Saharawis their self-determination dreams.

Arts Council-funded “Africa’s Last Colony” will launch with 40-year retrospective photo and film exhibition at Hoxton’s Hundred Years Gallery (Oct 15th-28th), as part of the East London-wide Photomonth festival. The private view night on Oct 15th will open with a 1988 BBC film presented by Royal African Society’s president Richard Dowden.

I'm DJing an evening event on Sat 24th, which will also feature live music.

Full programme here: ... xhibition/

Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson St. London E2 8JD

Re: Africa's Last Colony Exhibition

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:50 pm
by alister prince
Thanks for the heads up Jamie. The Sarahawis have long been subjected to oppression, most recently, the invasion of their lands by jihadists. We love their music and mustn't forget it's roots in their struggles.