Girl, Taken

Sun 10 July / Pálás 3 / 14:00

2022 / Ireland & South Africa / 92 min / Documentary

Girl, Taken follows the story of Celeste and Morne Nurse, whose baby daughter Zephany was stolen from hospital three days after her birth in Cape Town, April 1997. Then, in 2015, their second daughter, Cassidy, enrolled in a new school, where other pupils pointed out an older student, Miche Solomon, who looked like her.

“Sure to please ‘true crime’ fans while posing challenging questions about identity, family and forgiveness.” — WF

DNA samples confirmed that Miche was Zephany. The Nurses were overjoyed, and the story saw them becoming media darlings around the world. However, Miche chose to remain with the kidnapper’s family. The Nurses, against all expectations, lost their daughter a second time. This film follows the process of two broken families climbing the difficult path towards forgiveness and wholeness.

International Premiere

Followed by Q&A.

Directors: Simon Wood & Francois Verster
Producer: David Rane & Francois Verster

Principal funder