As an international centre of expertise, Movies that Matter informs Dutch and foreign organisations about human rights films.
A huge number of film productions have documented or portrayed human rights abuses, ranging from big ‘Hollywood’ productions to non-western documentaries produced with limited financial resources. Movies that Matter aims to select ‘truth-loving’ films that convey a strong cinematographic and communicative message. Faced with the wide variety of human rights issues, Movies that Matter attempts to strike a balance between topical and long-term subject matters, and between problem-focused and solution-oriented films.
You can use our on line search engine to find a selection of these films. You will find films and documentaries of varying lengths dealing with different subjects, situations and countries.
You can contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org for personal and specific advice.
Do you wish to screen a film and expand on it?
Movies that Matter will be pleased to help you set up a film screening with an expansion programme. If you have any questions about the film selection or concerning the rights to these films, our handbook for organising a film screening followed by an expansion programme guides you through the different steps of the process, from organisation to implementation, and sheds light on any other relevant aspects.
You can also be inspired by our catalogue of films carrying the Movies that Matter Label. These movies and documentaries are supplied with a set of background information about the film itself and the subject it deals with.
Please note that he Movies that Matter Label only applies to screenings in The Netherlands.
For information on how to organise a filmscreening in countries outside The Netherlands, please go here.