A bleak and inhospitable departure point for the tens of thousands of people that pour in from neighboring countries, all with only one dream in mind: Europe. Only a small fraction of the African refugees that depart from here ever manage to reach the other side. Hotel Sahara is a film journey to the last invisible border separating the West-African coast and Europe. Travelers from Sub-Saharian countries arrive in Nouhadibou, or Hotel Sahara in Mauritania, which has been a platform of human traffic for centuries.
Title: Hotel Sahara
Original Title: Hotel Sahara
Language versions: French-English-Igbo-Hassaniya original version with English subtitles
Length: 85 min
Director: Bettina Haasen
Screenplay: Bettina Haasen
Cinematography: Jacko Van't Hof
Editing: Kristine Langner
Sound: Pascal Capitolin
Sound Mix: Joerg Hoehne
Music: Karsten Hoefer & The Durgas
Production: Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, ZDF/Arte, YLE
Festivals: 2009: achtung berlin (D)
Age Recommendation: 0
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