Stolen Seas tackles stereotypes of piracy through the nail-biting events of the hijacking of the CEC Future and its 13 crew members by Somali pirates. The film shows the stark economic divide between two men who are involved on both sides of the confrontation: Ishmael Ali the pirates’ translator and Per Gullestrup, shipping magnet and owner of the CEC Future. “Piracy has transformed into a well-developed business,” says Ali, “and I am part of that business.”
Utilizing exclusive interviews and unparalleled access to pirates and hostages, Stolen Seas presents a chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon.
Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the filmmaker, Thymaya Payne, as well as members of the diaspora community on the film and the issues and thoughts that it enlightens.
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*Showing for free as part of World Bank Africa Film Series