Misha and the Wolves
Documentaries of stranger-than-fiction misdirection have become a genre unto themselves and Misha and the Wolves - produced by British trio Poppy Dixon, Al Morrow and Matt Wells - is a particularly riveting example. In its search for the truth, mixing archive footage with talking head interviews and reconstructions, we are taken on a tense and turbulent ride.
An orphaned girl survives the Holocaust by fleeing the Nazis and living in the Belgian woods amongst a pack of wolves. Her story goes on to become a sensation. But when her publisher detects some inconsistencies in the narrative, Misha’s story is exposed as a hoax.