Ideas for a better world
One is born rich, the other dies early. One wins the lottery, the other hits a stroke of fate. From an early age, we all experience a world that is unjust and wrong. But how do we deal with it?
For this documentary, Britta Wauer interviewed artists, criminals and children about their understanding of justice and how they deal with its daily violation. In addition, four projects are presented in the film whose aim is to create a better world, not based on utopian fantasies but through the realistic ideas of dedicated people who prove that another world is possible. A music program from Venezuela took thousands of children off the streets and out of the drug scene. The Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, whose founder Muhammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize half a year after the first public screening of this film, revolutionised conventional banking by establishing micro-credit for the poor.
"What does a child, a millionaire, an artist, a criminal, a judge or a visionary think about 'justice'? Britta Wauer assembled statements on this topic from all over. In her film 'Justice Now!', she arranges opinions and associations without commenting, thus disclosing astonishing revelations about the sensation of equality and inequality. And she expresses how much justice has to do with trust, fate, opportunities and courage." TELESCHAU
Axel Springer Prize
This film was made for German television. There is no official DVD release. If you are interested in watching "Justice Now!", please write us an e-mail and ask for a screener. Unfortunately, there is only a German version available.
Documentary, Germany 2006,
Writer/Director: Britta Wauer
DOP: Kaspar Köpke
Editor: Ute Biedinger
Sound: Niklas Kammertöns
TV Editors: Barbara Lessel, Norbert Sommer
Broadcaster: Saarländischer Rundfunk/ARD