Greater Geneva and Western Switzerland

Anières : Prison for Profit

18:30 drinks offered by the Municipality 

19:30 projection 

21:00 discussion on the privatisation of prisons and administrative detention, in Switzerland and elsewhere

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Thursday 12 March

19:30

Salle communale d'Anières

cancelled

Speakers

Michael Flynn Executive Director of the Global Detention Project

Abdul Aziz Muhamat Refugees advocate and 2019 Martin Ennals Prize winner.

Moderated by

Yves Magat Journaliste

Competition - Grand reportage

Prison for Profit

by Femke Van Velzen


The South African private prison of Mangaung opened its doors in 2001. Its operator, the security company G4S, promises state-of-the-art treatment for the 3,000 prisoners - naturally, at the lowest cost. But once the G4S shareholder logic takes hold, with its expectation of a return on investment, the reality is quite different: the prison is gradually deteriorating and becoming much more expensive than when it was State-run. G4S, which operates in 90 countries, is the world's third largest private employer and this compelling documentary reveals the secrets of a sick global economy.

  • Section: Competition - Grand reportage
  • Original language: Afrikaans & English
  • Subtitles: English & French

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Director(s)

Femke Van Velzen

Producers

  • Ilse & Femke Van Velzen

World sales

  • Java Films

Duration

83'

Year

2019

Production country

Netherlands


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