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6 Ratings

Stolen Seas

Directed by Thymaya Payne
Estonia, Philippines, 2011


Stolen Seas presents a chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon and forces you to rethink everything you thought you knew about pirates.

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Stolen Seas Directed by Thymaya Payne

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

2012 | Winner: Best Film (Swiss Critics Boccalino Award)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2013 | Winner: John Schlesinger Award

What are people saying?

  • mpho3's rating of the film Stolen Seas

    Featuring video diaries taken by the actual hostages of a 2008 incident and audio of the actual negotiations for release, Stolen Seas is quite vivid. Importantly, Payne provides a context for Somali piracy that viewers will find enlightening. As the "independent contractor" who negotiated for the pirates in this incident unapologetically states, "Piracy feeds a lot of people."

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