Client: Social Matter
Directing, DOP & Edit: Raoul Schmitz (SKIN)
Jailbird is a brand of products designed and made by inmates of the Givenich penitentiary centre, under the aegis of défi-job, an association working for the social and professional reintegration of detainees through work. In order to make the products, the detainees work with craftsmen, artists and designers. Mid-way between art and craftmanship, the final product however is not our main objective. It is the process of its production, in co-operation with the detainees, that matters : communication, the transmission of knowledge, know-how, mutual respect, the development of social links and the exchange of experience.