Als ik je zie dan groet ik je - one documentary filmmaker's peronal search for Restorative Justice
Filmmaker Julia Roeseler becomes the victim of an armed robbery while working at a neighbourhood cafe. When she realizes the offender is a 14-year old boy next door, she decides to contact him though his mother. The documentary Als ik je zie dan groet ik je chronicles her search for understanding and restoration in the wake of crime, born out of her discontent with the punitive and impersonal criminal justice system.
It is an excellent way to familiarize oneself with Restorative Justice as well as a touching personal story. It includes an interview with the Dutch emeritus professor in Criminology and Restorative Justice pioneer Herman Bianchi.
Photo credit: Julierosebud.nl
Wed, 17 June