Stolen Seas

Stolen Seas
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Saturday, January 05, 4:00 PM
Camelot Theatres
Standby tickets at the door (as available) Call 760-778-8979 for more info.

Tuesday, January 08, 8:00 PM
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Friday, January 11, 10:00 AM
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Monday, January 14, 9:30 AM
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Standby tickets at the door (as available) Call 760-778-8979 for more info.

Stolen Seas
Somalia, 2011, 92 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Kenya, United Kingdom, Italy
Topics: Documentary, History, Political
Program: True Stories
Language: English

In our imagination, nothing has more sex appeal than a pirate. But what about the reality? In recent years, the media has grabbed onto the irresistible story of Somali pirates, but this riveting documentary takes us much further. What does a piracy operation look like from the inside? What is the full story behind Somali piracy? Why does it happen and why can’t it be stopped?

Talking to pirates, hostages, their relatives and their employers, Director Thymaya Payne brilliantly plays to our fascination by using one incident, the hijacking of the Danish ship CEC Future, to look at the bigger picture. The film throws the viewer, through audio recordings and found video, into the middle of the real-life hostage negotiations. As the haggling between the ship's owner, Per Gullestrup, and the pirate's negotiator, Ishmael Ali, drags on for 70 days, these two adversaries form a strong connection and a fascinating dual character study emerges. Stolen Seas presents a thrilling blow-by-blow account of the CEC Future and a chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon – an essential real world companion piece to PSIFF dramatic feature A Hijacking.

Director Thymaya Payne expected to attend January 5 & 8 screenings

DIRECTOR: Thymaya Payne
Producer: Andre Lascaris, Andrew Walker
Editor: Garret Price
Screenwriter: Mark Monroe
Cinematographer: Eric Koretz, Andre Lascaris, Bobby Shore
Music: Gregg Lehrmann
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Brainstorm Media -

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