Justice for Sale
vrijdag 23 maart 2012 - 19:30
After a word of welcome from Movies that Matter chairperson Heikelien Verrijn Stuart, the documentary Justice for Sale will be screened. The film will be followed by a debate covering such topics as the Congolese justice system, the role that NGOs play in that context, and the balance between objective journalism and activism, with directors Ilse and Femke van Velzen, René Grotenhuis and Chantal van Cutsem, chaired by Marcia Luyten.
Twin sisters and directors Ilse and Femke van Velzen have specialised in making documentaries that expose injustice and give oppressed people a voice all over the world. They jointly direct and produce their documentaries as independent filmmakers under their own label, IFProductions. They launched the Mobile Cinema Foundation in March 2011.
The two were born on 11 October 1980 in Delft. They both studied Cultural and Social Development, one in Utrecht and one in Amsterdam. In the final year of their studies, they decided to pool their talents and make movies together. After graduation, they made a trilogy about Congo; Justice for Sale is the third and final movie in that trilogy. The previous films in the trilogy are: Fighting the Silence and Weapon of War.
René Grotenhuis is the director of Cordaid, a Dutch development agency for relief and development aid operating worldwide
Chantal van Cutsem works for ASF Netherlands (Avocats Sans Frontières), an international NGO aiming to contribute to the establishment and improvement of the rule of law in countries where the right of access to justice is not self-evident.
Marcia Luyten is an economist, cultural historian and author. Until recently, she lived and worked in Kampala, Uganda.