Brazil: floating justice


Arte Reportage. April 7, 2018.

24 minutes. A report by Leila Lak, Nadia Sussman, Marie Drouet and Alice Kasznar.

The majestic Amazon River flows from the Andes to the Atlantic, and on its shores live thousands of scattered communities with distinct cultures. Many exist at the edge of the modern Brazilian State, cut off from basic services that are offered only in distant cities. So sometimes the State gets creative.

To allow remote river-dwellers access to the law, one judge takes his entire makeshift courthouse down the river to those in need.



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