Mechelen, Belgium: Daniela Ortiz,The Empire of Law+
The Empire of Law is a film that aims to critically analyse the relationship between law, justice and colonialism. It does so based on the architecture, history and context of two law courts: the Brussels Palace of Justice (Belgium) and the copy of this building, the Palace of Justice in Lima (Peru). In this manner, it unveils the role of the legal system in the construction of extractivist, racist and neo-colonial global structures.
This film is co-produced and co-commissioned by KADIST, Paris, France and Netwerk Aalst, Belgium. With special thanks to Servais Family Collection.