Dan Fallshaw

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Dan Fallshaw
Dan Fallshaw at MoMa 2010
Born Daniel Fallshaw
(1973-03-07) 7 March 1973 (age 44)
Occupation Filmmaker, producer, editor and cinematographer
Spouse(s) Violeta Ayala (m. 2012)

Dan Fallshaw (born 7 March 1973, Sydney) is a filmmaker, producer, editor and cinematographer best known for the highly controversial documentary Stolen (2009),[1] that uncovers slavery in the Sahrawi refugee camps in south-western Algeria and in Western Sahara.

Dan Fallshaw has lived in London, Munich and Rome. He has an honors degree in Visual Communications from the University of Technology, Sydney and Saint Martin's College in London.

In 2006 Dan began his collaboration with Violeta Ayala on Between the oil and the deep blue sea, a documentary set in Mauritania, about corruption in the oil industry, that follows the investigations of world-renowned mathematician Dr Yahyia Ould Hamidoune against Woodside Petroleum.

He is an alumnus of the Film Independent Documentary Lab,[2] and a Tribeca Film Institute[3] Fellow. Dan won Best Editor at the 2010 Documentary Edge Festival for Stolen[4]

Accolades include Best Feature Doc at the 2010 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles,[5] Grand Prix at the 2010 Art of the Document Film Festival in Warsaw,[6] Golden Oosikar Best Doc at the 2010 Anchorage International Film Festival,[7] Best Doc at the 2010 African Film Festival in Nigeria,[8] Audience Award at the 2010 Amnesty International Film Festival in Montreal,[9] Best Film at the 2010 Festival Internacional de Cine de Cuenca in Ecuador[10] and many more.


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  1. ^ Richard Kuipers (11 June 2009). "Stolen". Variety. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Elnaz Toussi (16 March 2012). "Film Independent's second Documentary Lab begins in LA". Screen Daily. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Indiewire staff (28 April 2011). "TFI Names Winners & Grants for Tribeca All Access & More". IndieWire. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Elephant Publicity (4 March 2010). "Documentary Edge Festival 2010 – Awards". scoop. Retrieved 4 March 2010–.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Filmmaker Awards – Pan African Film and Arts Festival". Paff.org. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "FESTIVAL WINNERS 2010". artofdocument.pl. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "2010 Golden Oosikar Awards". anchoragefilmfestival.org. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "WINNERS 2010". africafilmfest.com. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "2010, Audience Award Winners!". van.amnestyfilmfest.ca. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Stolen, mejor película del Festival de Cine". eltiempo.com.ec. Retrieved 27 November 2010.