Screening

21 June 2018, 20.00-22.00

Film screening The Making of Justice (2017) & Artist Talk

Sarah Vanhee, The Making of Justice, 2017

On Thursday evening 21 June 2018, BAK organizes a special screening of artist Sarah Vanhee’s film The Making of Justice (2017). After the screening, there will be a conversation between artist Sarah Vanhee and scholar Frans-Willem Korsten.

The Making of Justice is a movie about seven prisoners who are writing a crime film together with Vanhee. Like the main character in the film they are making, they are all guilty of murder. To shape the story, they draw on their own experiences, ideas, and desires. The viewer can only guess whether they are using fiction as a means of confirming, transcending, or transforming their present situation. In the course of the film, the writers discuss criminality as a parallel reality, the nature of justice, and what a society would be like if it were oriented toward healing rather than retribution.

“The justice system is not synonymous with justice itself. The justice system means the application of rules, but justice is a human capacity,” says one of the men. The image of the “criminal” is always elusive in the film, both in terms of form because the lens always remains out of focus, and content because the authors and their characters appear first as people and only after as offenders.

Starting time: 20:00 hrs
Language Q&A: English
Language film: Flemish with English subtitles

Tickets:
€7,50 entrance ticket (excluding administration fee)
€5 discount ticket* (excluding administration fee)

Free passes available. The solidarity fund for this event collectively sponsors the attendance of those who otherwise cannot afford an event pass. If possible, we encourage you to make a donation to the solidarity fund. If you otherwise would be unable to purchase a ticket, we encourage you to reserve a sponsored pass.

Discount: students, CJP, <18 years, seniors

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