Saturday, 13 March 2010


This was a move that changed before the makers' eyes. Stolen is about a family reunion in Western Sahara. During which time they uncover that slavery is still rife and present now as it was then. And not just under the government there.

Certainly not an easy movie, and you can see why the governments involved want to decry the movie as fraudulent. I have to say I'm on the side of the documentary makers, and am not surprised by the site name

This does raise the question of... what do I do with this? I could give some money to the organisations set up to oppose this slavery, but even the major organisation, ie the United Nations, aren't really able to do anything. It's too far away removed from me for me to get involved, although I can feel the injustice about it, but... what can I do? A definitely thought provoking movie.



Fantomas said...

Saw this at the Melbourne Intl Film Festival last year. the PLF tried to get it banned from screening. We had a Q&A after the screening which featured the film makers. Some of the Audience members were representatives of the PLF. Made for a interesting Q&A!

There are several versions of it as they added some bits to the end after what happened at the Sydney Intl Film Festival screening (this was the version we saw in Melbourne).

Jamas Enright said...

Yeah, the version I saw has an epilogue, which includes material from their Sydney screening of that!