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Elle Driver boards 'The Man Who Stole Banksy'

Exclusive: Doc explores the theft of Banksy’s controversial mural in the West Bank.

Elle Driver has boarded world sales on Italian filmmaker Marco Proserpio’s The Man Who Stole Banksy, exploring the debate around the commercial sale of removed street art through the fate of a mural created by the elusive artist in the West Bank in 2007.

Known as Donkey Documents (pictured above) and depicting an Israeli soldier checking a donkey’s ID at a checkpoint, the mural at the heart of the documentary is among a series of protest works painted by Bansky on Israel’s controversial separation wall since 2005.

It unexpectedly provoked the ire of people in Bethlehem, however, when it appeared on a section of the wall there overnight. They complained it seemed to compare Palestinians to donkeys.

In the middle of the furore a local taxi driver had the section cut out of the wall and put the entire slab of concrete

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