West Lusaka

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70 minutes VPRO TV 2007

Documentary

Documentary about Dutch entrepreneur Roel Goosen who is sentenced to death in Zambia

Roel Goosen, a fortune seeker in Africa, is charged with the murder of a Zambian woman who attended a prayer service. There are two witnesses who say they saw a white man with a gun. There is no further real burden of proof, but Goosen is sentenced to death on these ramshackle statements. The thrilling and poignant account of the attempts that Goosen's parents subsequently undertake to get their son released. The documentary does not stop with a reconstruction of a crime and the arduous struggle to negotiate jurisdiction in a foreign and distant country.

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