The ethics of documentary film, by Kamal Fadel

kamal_fedal_100.jpgPosted on ‘Unleashed’, ABC website, 24 July.
The Melbourne International Film Festival, which begins today, will be screening a highly misleading and fictionalised film account of life in the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria. The film screens, inexplicably, as a documentary.
This film, Stolen, vilifies its subjects, presents falsehoods as facts and insults a population of refugees who struggle under the shadow of a militarised occupation.

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