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Justice for Sale (FT)


JUSTICE FOR SALE follows Claudine, a young and courageous human rights lawyer in Congo in her struggle against injustice and widespread impunity in Congo. She investigates the case of a soldier who was convicted of rape and discovers that his trial was unfair and corrupted. He was convicted without any concrete evidence. In her journey to obtain justice, she uncovers a system where the basic principles of law are virtually ignored. Questions are raised about the role of the international community and non-governmental organisations within the Congolese judicial system. Does their financial support cause justice to be for sale?


  • "...there is always something in their films that amazes me. In this one, there is a female lawyer, who is very well chosen. She makes a very cynical remark that as these trials are paid for by NGOs, they demand to see some measure of success. So now and then punishments are given just to satisfy the requirements of these NGOs - this was one scene that I thought was remarkable."
    Jannie Lagnbroek, Chairman Jan Vrijman Fund Board and IDFA Industry Office
  • “Since the first film, the Congo’s rape record has captured the world’s attention and numerous international NGOs have set up local operations aimed at bringing rapists to justice. …[the film] looks set to prompt some interesting discussions”
    See NL Magazine
  • “Highly recommended and absolutely necessary for all African studies programs.”
    Educational Media Reviews Online

Festival Participation

  • Afrika Film Festival, Belgium - 2012
  • Festival International de Films de Femmes de Creteil, France - 2012
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, USA - 2012
  • Sarasota International Film Festival, USA - 2012
  • Aljazeera Festival Documentary Film Festival, Quatar - 2012
  • Addis International Film Festival, Ethiopia - 2012
  • Planet Doc Film Festival, Poland - 2012
  • Seattle International Film Festival, USA - 2012
  • Movies That Matter Festival, Netherlands - 2012
  • One World International Human Rights Documentary Festival, Cze - 2012
  • International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands - 2012

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