'The Terrified' Testimonies about Worst Torturing in North Africa

"The terrified," a new documentary film (57 Minutes) about Human Rights in North Africa was projected for the first time on Wednesday 13/07/2011 in Rabat, Morocco discussing many aspects of women & children rights violations as well as obstruction of freedom of speech & movement in North African Region. The film is produced by a Lebanese NGO ITCR Center (International Training & Conflict Resolution Center) in cooperation with the (International Network of Civic Activists for supporting Autonomy) INCASA focusing on violations of human rights in Tindouf camps, South-West of Algeria.


The film shooting took place in middle of February 2011 in Laayoune city, Southern Moroccan provinces with six major characters who are returnees from Tindouf camps. In the film, these characters spoke about their life & experiences inside Tindouf camps since 1975 focusing on miserable situations of Sahrawi women daily life inside camps, issue of Sahrawi children forcibly deported to Cuba, as well torturing inside POLISARIO FRONT Prisons.


"The idea is to give a new dimension & humanitarian approach for the situation of human rights in the Tindouf camps due to the persistence of Western Sahara Conflict since 1975 in a time no progress in the formal & informal talks about the conflict under patronage of United Nations has been achieved, through this documentary film," said Miss Rowaida Mroue,

executive director of ITCR Center and co-director of film with other Lebanese director Mahmoud Fakih.


The new documentary, which tells the wrenches arising from the separation of children from parents sequestered in Tindouf after their deportation to Cuba, is interpreted by several Sahrawis, including Saadani Maa El Ainine and Rabia Zouin, sequestered by Polisario, and Ahmed El Khar, also a former prisoner in Tindouf jails.


The film relied as well on archives taken from other films that were done before on Tindouf Camps due to the absence of any possible access of media & human rights activists to Tindouf Camps.


"The film is going to be screened very soon in many Arab and European countries aiming to get more attention to the cause of human rights violation inside Tindouf Camps in a time where all the world is paying much attention to the current Arab Spring as a chance to overcome dictatorship regimes and human rights violations in the region," added Mroue.