justice for sale_smallJustice for Sale
Ilse & Femke Van Velzen/The Netherlands, 2011

Justice for Sale tells the captivating story of innocent people wrongly accused and sentenced to long prison term. Wealthy people buying their way out and corrupt judges in a failing judicial system. The filmmakers follow courage's young human rights lawyer who fights impunity to end corruption in Congo's judicial system.


Justice for Sale by Ilse & Femke Van Velzen (The Netherlands) participated at the 24th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam(IDFA). The film competed at the Dutch Documentary competition.

The filmmakers Ilse & Femke Van Velzen participated with Justice for Sale at the Greenhouse 2010 program on the theme of racism & human rights. In November 2010 the filmmakers pitched their project at IDFA's pitching forum.

Sponsors/partners/ development support :

  • Ikon TV – the Netherlands
  • The Tribeca Gucci Fund - USA
  • The Sundance Institute- USA
  • Netherlands Film Fund – the Netherlands
  •  Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program - USA
  • GoodPitch

To watch the trailer