Film Portrait of KARIM MOKHTARI - former prisoner karim-redemption.jimdo.com
By ESTELLE BEAUVAIS - filmmaker estelle-beauvais.com
2014 / 11'30 min / french with english subtitles
"I’ve been through violence. I’ve been through hatred. Once a totured child, I became an executioner. The spiral of crime swept me away for I didn’t have the choice.
And yet... you always have the choice. An encounter, encounters...
And in the darkness of the deathly prison, a small glow started within. I’ve got the choice, I won’t be another criminal. I’ll pull through." Karim Mokhtari
Karim spent a large part of his life in the hands of french institutions. He spent age 12 to 17 in three different educational community centres. Then, from 18 to 25, in over fifteen prisons. Sentenced to ten years of imprisonment, he ultimately served six.