As we have visited the prisons and interacted with people serving sentences in the countries where training courses took place – Vietnam, South Africa, Peru – the initial plan was to invite the partners from these countries to give opportunity to meet those in the Lithuanian prisons as well (as part of the final event). Even though COVID-19 did not let this happen in real, we made the contacts with the director and producers of the award-winning documentary movie “Exemplary Behaviour” to get the unique chance to see the movie in all four continents & get to know Lithuanian death sentence prisoners through the camera lense.
The movie reflects the stories of two prisoners, Rimas and Rolandas, who are sentenced to life but driven by the hope of change. Mickevičius himself experienced the journey from anger to forgiveness, which was interrupted by his terminal disease. “Exemplary Behaviour”, completed by its script editor Nerijus Milerius, explores the ideas of forgiveness and social justice, as well as the paradox of exemplary behaviour of murderers currently serving life sentences in Lukiskes Prison in Vilnius and hoping to return to society.