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Spanish actress, activist Pilar Bardem posthumously receives Western Sahara nationality

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Algiers, Dec 19 2021 (SPS) - The international film festival of Western Sahara "FiSahara" attributed Saturday, in Madrid, the Sahrawi nationality to Spanish actress and activist for Western Sahara cause Pilar Bardem, at an honorary edition of the festival dedicated to her, the event's organizers said.
Passed away last July, Pilar Bardem is known to have embraced the Sahrawi cause and her support to Western Sahara people's right to self-determination and their liberation from Moroccan colonization.
Accompanied by her son, the world film star Javier Bardem, she often went to Sahrawi refugee camps where she met former Sahrawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz.
She often participated in the FiSahara film festival, an international event created in 2003 to show movies and documentaries on the struggles of peoples in various regions of the world, especially Western Sahara people, for independence. 
Pilar Bardem also participated in several fundraising and support campaigns for Sahrawi people, a path also taken by her children, mainly Javier Bardem, who produced a documentary film in 2012 entitled " Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony."
The documentary won the Goya Award for Best Documentary in 2013, considered as the highest distinction of Spanish cinema.
It denounces the complicity of some European countries with the Moroccan occupation regime in the plunder of occupied Western Sahara's resources.