Short documentary made for Perspectief victim offender mediations
Project info: It all starts with a simple theft of a bag. What happens next is something both perpetrator and victim could not predict. This short documentary, made on behalf of Perspectief, a Dutch organization that brings perpetrators of crimes into contact with victims, tells the story of two lives that meet.
It’s a story full of paradox: the offender, a drug addict, asks the judge for a longer sentence. The victim wants to report the perpetrator, with one condition: that something positive comes out of it. For the offender.
After interviewing both main characters in preparation of this production, I realized how both lives were wide apart, but were connected through this simple crime.
Client: Perspectief Herstelbemiddeling
My role: Script, interview, camera, edit