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Prison Island Bastøy

Netherlands 2010 reż. Michel Kapteijns 55 min

  • Director: Michel Kapteijns

115 men are imprisoned on an island in Oslofjord, Norway. There are no cells, no cameras, no fences.The guards don’t carry weapons while the prisoners work with chainsaws and kitchen knives. On the island the men live in a halfway house, between prison and society. Each of them has a task: Tom works works with the cows, Michael in the carpentry shop. On Bastøy, they don’t believe that criminals become better people if you punish them long and hard. They think that if you give people responsibility and respect there might be a bigger chance that they will pick up their life again.

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