Documentary, Director: Nadir Bouhmouch & Movement on Road ’96, Morocco/Qatar 2019, 109 min., Tamazight with En. ST
For many years, the village of Imider in central Morocco has been fighting against the exploitation of its water reserves by Africa’s largest silver mine. Its exploitation caused water shortages and crop failures locally. This resulted in the Amazigh communities living in poverty and unemployment due to being deprived of the natural resources surrounding them. In 2011, villagers occupied a central water supply on Mount Alebban and have ever since organized weekly protest camps and joint actions to maintain their position. They use traditional and indigenous means of mobilization, but many of the young people have been detained in the wake of the protests. In collaborative work with local groups, director Bouhmouch documents the long-standing protest against exploitation and injustice, setting a collective memorial to the civil resistance through captivating images.