In its 19th year, the Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival is set to keep cinephiles engaged with gripping stories and cinematography from 1 - 11 June 2017 at Cinema Nouveau and The Labia in Cape Town.
CapeTalk's, John Maytham first encountered, film maker, Lucy Witts on the 27th of May 2016. Witts called in to Maytham's show to tell her story of experiencing sexual abuse during her childhood, by her stepfather. Witts was sexually abused for a decade.
Her documentary, Dragan’s Lair, where details her violent childhood will be screening at the Encounters film festival. Her stepfather had re-offended and allegedly molested 4 girls under 10 after Witts.
He's still awaiting trial in Namibia and has been out on bail for three years.— Lucy Witts, Film Maker
I have zero doubt that he is still offending.— Lucy Witts, Film Maker
When i asked him how many, he said he couldn't remember.— Lucy Witts, Film Maker
Dragan’s Lair is a Documentary which, guided by Cape Talk radio host John Maytham, takes the viewer on a journey of Dragan’s grooming of a very young Lucy, her family, including sister Sophy and mum, Virginia.
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This article first appeared on 702 : Lucy Witts confronts her stepfather abuser in her Dragan’s Lair film