Academy Award winner Javier Bardem partners with Alvaro Longoria for this compelling documentary that brings to light the political and human rights issues facing the people of the Western Sahara. The Western Sahara is a former Spanish colony that is now occupied, in part, by Morocco and there are over 100,000 refugees living in camps in the desert. This feature length documentary brings awareness to the conflict and encourages leaders to pursue a resolution.
Alvaro Longoria set up Morena Films in 1999 with his partners. Longoria has been in charge of the following productions both as producer and executive producer: CHE EL ARGENTINO, CHE GUERRILLA, COMANDANTE, 7 DAYS IN HAVANA. SONS OF THE CLOUDS is his directorial debut.
Javier Bardem has performed in over 25 movies. Bardem has received numerous awards including an Oscar in 2007. His work includes: NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, BIUTIFUL, EAT PRAY LOVE, and the upcoming James Bond film, SKYFALL.
Lilly Hartley founded Candescent Films in 2010. THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, directed by Lauren Greenfield, was released summer 2012 by Magnolia Pictures. Candescent’s most recent project, WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Since 1999 Morena Films has been producing feature films, documentaries and television programs. Throughout this time, Morena has produced more than 20 feature films including dramas, comedies, thrillers and animation features. In addition to its creative production work, Morena provides production services to foreign production companies interested in filming in Spain.
Candescent partners with pioneering filmmakers to produce and finance socially conscious films. Through compelling character-driven documentaries, Candescent aims to educate the public and ignite conversation. Candescent champions the passion projects of acclaimed actors committed to raising awareness for global issues.