DE GEVANGENIS | NTGent
13.03.25 20.03.25

DE GEVANGENIS Lara Staal / NTGent

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Together with four ex-prisoners, Lara Staal, house artist at NTGent, makes a razor-sharp analysis of the failing prison system. Why do we stubbornly cling to a system that helps no one?
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15 - 24 euros

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✔ Nederlands spoken
✔ Engels surtitles

For years, Belgium has struggled with overcrowded and totally outdated prisons. The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture has repeatedly warned our country. The European Court of Human Rights condemned Belgium in 2014. How come, when we have known for decades that the system is failing, we still stubbornly cling to it?

Together with director Lara Staal, four ex-convicts make a razor-sharp analysis of our prison system in DE GEVANGENIS  [THE PRISON]. After DISSIDENT, about Flemish education, and SERDI, about youth care, Staal once again gives a voice to the victims of a failing system.

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"‘A RARE PIECE OF HONESTY THAT WE AS AN AUDIENCE ARE PRIVILEGED TO WITNESS"
Etcetera (BE) - on 'SERDI'

Prisons form a parallel universe. They are societies in miniature that exist alongside visible, ‘open’ society. But to what extent are we, as citizens, aware of this? What is our collective vision? How do we think about ‘punishment’ these days? And which voices decide what happens?

Life in prison takes place in the shadows. Banishing people to an ‘underworld’ seems a way to keep the world ‘above’ clean and comfortable. But is this really true? What is this violence that we don’t seem to see, upon which our society is built? Can people return from the underworld to the world above? And if they do, in what ways are they marked and changed forever? 

credits

concept & direction

Lara Staal

cast

Caetano Luiz de Oliveira, Bahadir Kanmaz, Kevin Laforce, Adam Rambouk

dramaturgy

Matthias Velle

lighting & set design

Grischa Runge

coaching

Laurens Aneca

video design

Aisha Adepoju
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credits

concept & direction

Lara Staal

cast

Caetano Luiz de Oliveira , Bahadir Kanmaz, Kevin Laforce, Adam Rambouk

dramaturgy

Matthias Velle

lighting & set design

Grischa Runge

coaching

Laurens Aneca

video design

Aisha Adepoju
practical

tickets

15 - 24 euros

general info

✔ Nederlands spoken
✔ Engels surtitles

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