Refugee Tourism (2013): Foreign visitors to a refugee camp in Western Sahara could be funding the conflict which created the tragedy.
For similar stories, see:
Conflict In Syria Is Causing A Crisis In Jordan
Inside The World’s Largest Refugee Camp
Docolonisation Still Hasn’t Occured In Western Sahara
Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads:
For downloads and more information visit:
Like us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter:
Follow us on Instagram:
The Western Sahara is at the heart of a forgotten conflict. Now, after 30 years in exile, Sahrawi refugees are encouraging foreign tourists into their camps, in a desperate bid to raise international awareness.
“It’s a surreal experience, out in the desert.” Emma is one of the hundreds of westerners visiting the Saharawi camps each year. For the exiled government, the Polisario, tourist income offers a chance to supplement international aid. But among the Sahrawi youth, many only hope the tourism will build support for armed conflict. “Nothing will be changed without going back to the war. It’s good for us. The tourists will find the truth by their own eyes.”
Sarah Clark and Fernande Van Tets – Ref. 5742
Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world’s most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world’s top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you’ll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.