Greater Geneva and Western Switzerland

Lausanne : Prison for Profit

Wednesday 11 March

19:00

Maison de quartier sous-gare (Lausanne)

cancelled

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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