The Theft

Comedy, Documentary / 2017 / 14 minutes 57 seconds / English, Samoan / Short film / 1080p / 24fps / Stereo /

Subtitles: English

Director: Anna & Louise Nevander

An anthropology student travels to the pacific island of Samoa - where private property does not exist - to do research on its economic system, which she admires. But, barely arrived in the hotel her clothes get stolen. The theft sets her off on a furious odyssey to emotionally and intellectually comprehend the meaning of “sharing” – an odyssey that brings her from sea turtles to the the winner of Samoan idol, has her received by the prime minister and barely avoiding a tsunami, and finally forces her to join the local soccer team. The theft is a comic documentary about an emotional cultural clash, about our longing for a perfect society, about what property means to us, and about community.

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