The political course of the USA and its president have dominated headlines worldwide. Meanwhile, the everyday life, crises and hopes of the population have faded into the background. In five documentary films our guest series gives us a picture of the living reality in the country beyond politics and economic interests.
LAND OF THE FREE
Instead of prevention and rehabilitation, the American justice system is focussed on one thing above all: punishment. Three ex-prisoners can still sense this when they return to life on the outside. Only the Monday meetings at a Christian church give them hope. A sensitive film about the tough social reality in South Central Los Angeles.
Writer: Camilla Magid, Stine Fischer Christensen. Camera: Consuelo Althouse. Sound: Peter Albrechtsen. Editing: Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen. Music: Manoj Ramdas. Production: Final Cut for Real. Producer: Heidi Elise Christensen and Signe Byrge Sørensen. Length: 92 min. International Sales: DR Sales