In May 1977, Colleen Stan, a 20-year-old girl who was living in California, encountered a fateful event that would change her life forever. She was kidnapped by Cameron Hooker, a man whose violent sexual sadism had one ultimate goal – to have his very own perfect slave. For the next seven years Hooker kept Stan imprisoned in a coffin-sized box where she endured relentless torture and abuse on a daily basis.
When Cameron Hooker went to trial in 1985, serious doubts as to what exactly happened during those seven years of captivity were raised. The whole nation was shocked with this case and it made them question the meaning of consent, coercion and control.
This story has been documented in the fascinating documentary “The Perfect Slave” which follows Colleen’s journey from her kidnapping to her eventual recovery and freedom. It is an emotionally intense movie that explores these important questions such as what happens when one person takes away another’s freedom? How do people cope with extreme situations? And can one ever truly recover from such traumatic experiences?
If you are interested in learning more about this case or if you want to find out the answers for yourself then make sure to watch the documentary “The Perfect Slave”. You will be amazed at how powerful the story is and you will gain insight into what happens when someone else takes away someone else’s freedom and autonomy.