While continuing the research for “Law and Order”, in cooperation with the German magazine GEO and the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg, I came across the film documentary “Impunity”, by Juan José Lozano and Hollman Morris, on the trials against the Colombian paramilitary, and the political and economic interests behind them. It was shown at the “Movies that Matter” festival in The Hague. “Impunity” is not only a courageous film (at least one of the directors having received death threats), but also very moving, both on an emotional and on an intellectual level.
- Jan Banning
May 4th 1954, Almelo
Dutch photographer and artist. Banning was born in the Netherlands from Dutch-East-Indies parents. He studied social and economic history at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and has been working as a photographer since 1981. A central theme of Banning's practice is state power, having produced series about the long-term consequences of war and the world of government bureaucracy.