In a rural site in Lonquén, a place near Santiago, and hidden inside a mining furnace, the bodies of 15 peasants were found. They had been detained by the police in 1973, a few days after the military coup. Their relatives searched for them for 6 years...
A unique look inside the South African prison Drakenstein Correctional Center and the impressive work of Dutch boxing coach...
Aneta rebelled at the age of 19. She went to prison for murder. Nine year later, while serving her sentence, she takes up a job of a carer.
In a night in May, seven years ago, Rafael was arriving home from work. When he was opening the gate, someone called his name. He looked back and saw people he didn't know. Rafael left his house carried by the unknown people and never came back.
Across the racially segregated landscape of St. Louis County, Missouri, thousands of people are routinely sent to jail because they cannot pay local court fines and fees. The vast majority of those fined are poor and are Black.
What could a former prisoner of the Stasi tell us about the state of civil rights in modern democracies? He gives his testimony from his old cell.
Three former prisoners speak of their time in Perm-36 gulag, now a museum. An event Pilorama reflects Russian society haunted by post-Soviet phantom pains. Red-brown activists denounce the existence of Perm-36, attracting support. Dark clouds gather...
The injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art are explored in Herman’s House, a feature documentary that follows the unlikely friendship between a New York artist and one of America’s most famous inmates as they collaborate on an acclaimed art project...
Candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore.
In Rio de Janeiro, more than 16, 000 civilians have been killed in police operations over the past twenty years, all in the name of self-defence. This powerful and disturbing film follows the mothers of these victims as they fight for justice against a corrupt and brutal system.
This urgent documentary explores the militarization of local police departments—in their tactics, training, and acquisition of equipment—since 9/11. With unprecedented access to police conventions, equipment expos, and officers themselves, filmmaker Craig Atkinson, the son of a SWAT team member, has crafted an eye-popping nonpartisan look at the changing face of law enforcement in America.
Only a moment ago, 19-year-old medical student Ludmilla Cervanova had smiled into the camera. Her body was found in a river in a small Slovak town in 1976. Seven men were responsible for the horrifying rape and death of the girl. Fortunately, the perpetrators were apprehended and condemned. But though Ludmilla was drowned alive, oddly enough no signs of violence could be found on the body...
The film tells the story of Arek, Wojtek and Sebastian, three boys sent to the Young Offenders Institution in the south-central Polish town of Racibórz...
A film about the prison and its life in the American landscape: from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system.
An annual bus service that takes children to visit their mothers in prison explores the impact of mass incarceration on a generation of youth.
Private Violence explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of life: the most dangerous place for a woman is her own home. Every day in the US, at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. The knee-jerk response is to ask: ‘why doesn’t she just leave?’.
On the Western Mediterranean’s last prison island both guards and prisoners are isolated by the sea and are subject to the laws of justice. Thus, the guards see themselves as the real prisoners, while the inmates work to serve their sentence. For over 30 years, prison psychologist Giuseppe has accompanied the inmates in his unrefined manner, on their way to freedom, while he remains on the island.
Born in Evin follows filmmaker and actress, Maryam Zaree, on her quest to find out the violent circumstances surrounding her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world.
In 2008 and 2009, a group of Hungarian right-wing extremists committed a series of attacks on random members of the Roma community. Six people were killed, including a five-year-old, and another five were injured. The trial of the four suspects lasted two-and-a-half years.
Olda (17) is a defendant awaiting trial in a detention centre for juveniles. He tries to fill the void and forget the recent past. The monotony of prison life is gradually pervaded by testimonies to his brutal assault on a homeless man...
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