The Making of Justice by Sarah Vanhee
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Sarah Vanhee

The Making of Justice

Part of the festival “The Mole Keeps on Digging. Animals / Politics / Performance"

Seven prisoners are working on the scenario of a crime film. Like the main character in the film, they are all guilty of murder. To shape the story, they draw on their own experiences, ideas and desires. We, the viewers, can only guess whether they are using fiction as a means of confirming, transcending or transforming their present situation. The film discusses criminality as a parallel reality, the nature of justice and what a society would be like if it was oriented towards healing rather than retribution.
Artist Talk: After the screening on October 7 Sarah Vanhee will talk with Franziska Dübgen. Dübgen is a philosopher and works at the University of Kassel. She does research on prisons, on the theory of justice, post colonialism and African philosophy. Her most recent work is "Theorien der Strafe. Eine Einführung" (Junius-Verlag).

Past dates
September 2017, October 2017
Dutch with English surtitles
60 min
Sarah Vanhee
Jan De Coster
Sound recording and mix
Kwinten Van Laethem
Sabien Van Moorter
Patrick Lennon
Thanks to
Art Schoovaerts, Kevin De Coster, Marie Logie, Kristof Jonckheere, Agnes Quackels, Franky Devos, Berno Odo Polzer, Francis van Remoortel, Marika Ingels, Sarah Vanagt, Christine de Smedt, Pieter-Paul Mortier, Susanne Weck, Mette Edvardsen and with special thanks to the seven participants.
Production: Sarah Vanhee and Manyone vzw. Co-production: Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk). Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.