Doc Watchers

Curated by Hellura Lyle


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 skype Q&A with co-directors Violeta Ayala & Dan Fallshaw and a reception.