Girl, Taken at The Bioscope

Girl, Taken at The Bioscope

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Girl, Taken at The Bioscope

March 12 @ 19:00 - 21:00

DFA’s docLOVE in partnership with Gauteng Film Commission, the PESP4 and National Film And Video Foundation invite you to join us for a screening of “Girl, Taken” directed by DFA members Francois Verster and Simon Wood.
Girl, Taken tells the heartbreaking true story of Zephany Nurse, stolen from Groote Schuur Hospital two days after her birth and miraculously discovered by her biological parents 17 years later. This riveting documentary delves deep into what happened when tory of how she was found – and how everyone has coped. Zephany was abducted, the story of how she was found – and how everyone has coped since being thrust into the international spotlight. Described by critics as “gripping”, “complex” and “full of emotion”, Girl, Taken is directed by Francois Verster and Simon Wood. It won Best South African Documentary at the Durban International Film Festival, where the jury lauded its “many twists and turns”. The story of Baby Zephany, who was raised as Miche Solomon, is one many are familiar with – but not like this. In Girl, Taken, she speaks about her upbringing; the devastation caused by her abduction coming to light; the dramatic criminal trial of the mother who raised her; and why she chose to stay with the Solomon family, even after learning that she had been abducted and given a new identity. Zephany’s biological parents, Celeste and Morne Nurse, open up about the pain of losing their baby, the joy of finding her again, and the torment of losing her a second time. While the world celebrated a rare, feel-good story about a stolen child making her way back to her parents, in reality the people behind the headlines were struggling to find their grip in the middle of a storm. This documentary follows the process of two broken families climbing the difficult path towards forgiveness and wholeness. It’s their story, told in their own words.


March 12
19:00 - 21:00


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The Bioscope Independent Cinema
44 Stanley Ave, Milpark
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2092 South Africa
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061 900 4457
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