“Bastøy” is a long  documentary we filmed on Bastøy, a state prison island in Norway, an interesting and human way to detain convicted men, most of them long term prisoners.

Amazing: the guards don’t carry any weapons where the prisoners have chainsaws, screwdrivers and kitchen knives.
We never felt more safe then among these guys.

This humanitarian system really works: recidivism rate is less then 30% where the average rate in Western Europe is 60 – 70%.

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crew: Maasja Ooms: D.O.P. / Rik Meier: sound / Albert Elings: editor / Nils Petter Molvær: original music / Alex Booy: sound design / Studio Tween: graphic design / Marianne Kleven: production assistant / Jacqueline de Heij: line producer / Rolf Orthel: producer / Michel Kapteijns: script writer & director.

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for more info check the special film site:  Bastøy the movie
it’s possible to order the DVD: PAL 16:9, 74′, English and Dutch subtitles