With the performance
actor and director Raymi Sambo wants
to show how quickly people can judge a situation without knowing what exactly happened.
A year ago, fifty-year-old Sambo was sentenced to community service and a fine for assaulting a woman.
He then appealed.
That experience is partly at the origin of
"Certain media immediately passed judgment without people knowing my story," says Sambo in an interview with
. "Whatever I said, it got twisted and changed. And if I didn't say anything, it got twisted too. In fact, they take your voice. That's shocking to experience. Because I like to turn negative experiences into something positive, I thought I later: I want to do something with that, with that feeling that your voice is being taken away."
The sex tourism he witnessed in Tunisia and the
contributed to the performance.
"What struck me in all those broadcasts was that people quickly talk about a perpetrator or a kidnapper, while you don't get to hear the story of the man - it is often the man," he says about
"As far as I am concerned, you are not a perpetrator if both sides of the story have not been listened to. Then you simply cannot know that yet."
, with Marian Mudder and Romano Haynes, among others, will premiere in Amsterdam this weekend.