Sarah Vanhee [BE]

The Making of Justice

The Making of Justice
The Making of Justice

07.12 – 08.12.2017

The nature of justice

Along with seven convicts – all guilty of murder – Sarah Vanhee has written a crime film. The plot is based on their own experiences, ideas, and dreams, while they also explore motives, imprisonment, and re-integration. We are left guessing as to whether they use this fiction to confirm, defend, change, or rather escape from their own situations. Vanhee’s film treats crime as a parallel reality: what would society look like if it was oriented to restorative rather than retributive justice? And what is the nature of justice itself? One of the men answers: ‘The legal system is the application of laws – but justice is a human capacity.’

• Brussels-based artist Sarah Vanhee creates performances, installations and films. She has previously presented Oblivion, Untitled and Lecture for Every One at the Brussels Kunstenfestivaldesarts. This film marks her debut at the Kaaitheater.


directed by Sarah Vanhee | camera Fairuz | editing Jan De Coster | sound recording and mix Kwinten Van Laethem | transcription Sabien Van Moorter | translation Patrick Lennon | production Sarah Vanhee & Manyone vzw | co-production Kunstencentrum BUDA | thanks to Bart 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 | special thanks to the seven participants