Camera Justitia sheds light on the many angles of the human rights and justice theme, using films and debates on transitional justice, careful administration of national and international justice and the fight against impunity. Hence, a program that is closely connected to the field in which the International Criminal Court and several other tribunals in The Hague operate.
Camera Justitia features films screenings followed by in-depth programmes, the Camera Justitia Award en the Camera Justitia Masterclass.
The programme is made possible by vfonds.
The Camera Justitia selection of the Movies that Matter Festival 2013
consists of eight films about topics varying from impunity in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, to internet freedom and the trial of Khmer Rouge jailer Duch. The line up of documentaires: The Act of Killing, Bruxelles-Kigali, The Court, Justice for My Sister, The Khmer Rouge and the Man of Non-Violence, The Law in These Parts, No Fire Zone and Wikileaks: Secrets and Lies.
The selected films for Camera Justitia were screened throughout the festival week, and followed by debates with international guests.
A few highlights: on Friday March 22nd Dutch laywer and professor Liesbeth Zegveld gave a Masterclass. In the evening the special Camera Justitia Night took place, and on Tuesday March 26th Amnesty International and the Movies that Matter Festival presented a symposium.
An international jury presented the Camera Justitia Award to the director of the winning film. In 2013 the jury consisted of former judges Wilhelmina Thomassen and Robert Croll, filmmakers Eddy Terstall and Jessica Gorter and film festival director Manny de Guerre.
This year's winning film was Justice for my Sister, about violence against women and the rule of law in Guatemala. Director Kimberly Bautista received the Camera Justitia Award, consisting of the Silver Butterfly and €5,000.