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Drawing on an actual court case, this work considers the impossibility of accessing the truth behind a marginal crime allegedly committed by a Russian immigrant. Despite the fact that he was convicted of a violent robbery, the accused claims he is innocent and that he had not understood what he had confessed, due to language and cultural barriers. Reviewing the different fragments of his personal background substantiates the possibilities of his guilt as well as innocence. Both options are equally plausible, and the video insists on the impossibility of declaring with certainty which of the two explanations is the more or less probable to really have happened.

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 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

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Drawing on an actual court case, this work considers the impossibility of accessing the truth behind a marginal crime allegedly committed by a Russian immigrant. Despite the fact that he was convicted of a violent robbery, the accused claims he is innocent and that he had not understood what he had confessed, due to language and cultural barriers. Reviewing the different fragments of his personal background substantiates the possibilities of his guilt as well as innocence. Both options are equally plausible, and the video insists on the impossibility of declaring with certainty which of the two explanations is the more or less probable to really have happened.

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

Artur Zmijewski