"Stolen" Violeta Ayala & Dan Fallshaw, 2009, 75 min. In 2007, while attempting to make a feel-good documentary about the scheduled family reunion of a Saharawi woman who has been stranded in a refugee camp in Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony in North Africa, two Australian-based filmmakers stumble on something altogether more politically explosive and find themselves at the center of an international controversy. The UN-sponsored reunion uncovers a complex network of relationships amounting to nothing less than modern-day slavery. This exceptional film is a searing testimony to man's continued inhumanity to man. Stolen is a compelling, real-life cloak-and-dagger thriller.
Followed by a Doc Watchers reception.
Part of Doc Watchers at the Maysles Cinema, curated by Hellura Lyle of Doc Watchers, a Harlem, community-based documentary film screening club and series. Every first Monday of the month.
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027