Reel drama more fiction than fact or lost in translation?

Sydney Morning Herald, July 13, 2009
Questions persist over the veracity of a slavery film, writes Louise Schwartzkoff.
THE disputed documentary Stolen is full of mistranslations and incorrect subtitles, a translator who worked on the film, Oumar Sy, says.
The Bondi filmmakers, Violeta Ayala and Dan Fallshaw, claim slavery exists in Western Saharan refugee camps.
Controversy surrounded a screening of the film at last month’s Sydney Film Festival, when one of the main subjects, Faitim Salam, left the refugees camps at Tindouf in Algeria to protest against the documentary’s claims.

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