Directed by: Michelle-Andrea Girouard
Editor: Michelle-Andrea Girouard
Director of photography: Michelle-Andrea Girouard
Music by: Donald Quan, Teita Leibib
Cast: Inma Naima Zanoguera
Country: Canada, Spain, Algeria, United States
Premier date: December 5th, 2019
Inma is determined to win a marathon in the Sahara Desert. But her motives run deeper than the physical challenge. A few months ago, she came across adoption papers that revealed the birthplace of her biological mother: Laayoune, Western Sahara. Having never heard of the country, she decides to train for an international race that takes place in the Sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria. It is the perfect opportunity for her to learn about a history she never faced growing up in Spain.
Michelle-Andrea is a Canadian queer director, producer, editor and content creator. While earning her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, she won the HaakSaan Award in Excellence for Online Reporting. She currently merges her background in film and journalism to create visual, compelling stories revolved around women, struggle and mental health. Her motivation centres around answering life’s existential questions and finding the poetry in the minute and everyday. She’s trilingual in English, French and Spanish.