JUSTICE FOR SALE follows Claudine, a young and courageous human rights lawyer, in her struggle against injustice and widespread impunity in Congo.
She investigates the case of Masamba, a soldier who was convicted of rape, and discovers that his trial was corrupt and unfair. He was jailed without any concrete evidence. In Claudine’s journey to obtain justice, she uncovers a system where the basic principles of law are virtually ignored.

Scenario & Directing :Ilse van Velzen & Femke van Velzen
Producer : IFproductions by Ilse van Velzen & Femke van Velzen
Director of Photography:
Rogier Timmermans
Additional Cinematography:
Bram van Spengen
Sound :Femke van Velzen
Editing :
Paul de Heer, NCE
Music & Sound design :
Jeroen Goeijers
Field producer :
Nynke Douma
Production assistant DRC :
Salomon Byamungu
Translations French :
Nynke Douma
Translation Lingala/Swahili
:Henri Nijila
Subtitles :Elvira Willems
Colour grading
: Jef Grosfeld; Loods, Lux & Lumen

Sponsors/partners/ development support :
The Netherlands Film Fund
Cordaid Mensen in Nood
Stichting Vluchteling
Dutch Postcode Lottery
The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund and the PPR Foundation of Women’s Dignity and Rights
Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program

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