When:
March 20, 2020 – March 28, 2020 all-day
2020-03-20T00:00:00+01:00
2020-03-29T00:00:00+01:00

First films Movies that Matter Festival 2020 announced

The first film titles for the Movies that Matter Festival are known. The Dutch documentary Allen against Allen by director Luuk Bouwman uses unique archive footage to paint a hitherto unknown image of pre-war fascism that gradually gained ground in the Netherlands. In the feature film Atlantis  by Valentyn Vasyanovych, winner of the Horizons Award at the Venice film festival, a veteran from Eastern Ukraine goes in search of strength and hope for the future. Both films are shown in the theme program ’75 years of freedom ‘.

Atlantis

The Movies that Matter Festival in The Hague is the international festival about human rights and a sustainable society in the city of Peace and Justice, with films, documentaries, debate, music and more for nine days. The festival has three competition programs. In Activist , documentaries are shown in collaboration with Amnesty International about the work and life of human rights defenders. Camera Justitia zooms in on the importance of the rule of law and the fight against impunity. The third competition program is Dutch Movies Matter , with Dutch feature films and documentaries that open eyes to human rights.

The annual film and debate festival will take place in 2020 from Friday 20 to Saturday 28 March at Filmhuis Den Haag and Theater aan het Spui in The Hague. The full program will be online at the end of February and ticket sales will start on 5 March.

Allen against Allen

In addition to the film competitions, the Movies that Matter Festival has theme programs such as Earth Matters about sustainability and  On the Move  about migration. In Chosen by… (formerly Weapon of Choice) a number of prominent Dutch people choose their favorite film and in Chosen by YOU you can see five films that were chosen by the public. The festival also presents an extensive in-depth program with master classes, introductions, Q & As, music performances and an exhibition.

In addition to the film competitions, the Movies that Matter Festival has theme programs such as Earth Matters about sustainability and  On the Move  about migration. In Chosen by… (formerly Weapon of Choice) a number of prominent Dutch people choose their favorite film and in Chosen by YOU you can see five films that were chosen by the public. The festival also presents an extensive in-depth program with master classes, introductions, Q & As, music performances and an exhibition.

Watch the aftermovie of the latest Movies that Matter Festival above!