Dir. Ilse & Femke Van Velsen, 2011. 83 min. In French, Lingala and Swahili with English subtitles
Justice for Sale, the third installment of a trilogy investigating sexual violence in Congo, follows Claudine Tsongo, a young human rights lawyer fighting to acquit a Congolese soldier accused of rape. Claudine and the filmmakers gather testimony from an array of experts and witnesses, and present a compelling case for the soldier's innocence. But the miscarriage of justice they uncover in the process reveals a corrupted Congolese legal system, where nobody is innocent.
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