Abolition Place Study


The documentary essay feature film project 'Abolition Place Study' (working title) focuses on the social imaginary of citizens who gather in response to a recent fatal case of police violence in the context of migration border control in Belgium. The film depicts how this forum of citizens launches a forensic investigation that inverts the state-citizen relationship and questions governmental violence and impunity. In this context, a larger field of causalities can be explored outside strictly legal language and procedures, underscoring the forum’s political potential. Through a haptic and sensorial sound-image, the film attempts to transform the forensic site into a “holding environment” – a supportive space of attention – that can harbour the forum’s efforts to make justice appear and make a place for it.

The film is currently in its development phase (2021-2022).
produced by timely (Brussels);
co-produced by Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Ghent), Kaaitheater (Brussels);
supported by VAF (Flemish Audiovisual Fund), ARIA (Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts), Sint Lucas Antwerp.