Movies that Matter organised the second edition of its outreach programme Cinema without Borders at Amnesty International Film Festival (AIFF) 2008.
Movies that Matter invited fifteen applicants from countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe to participate in interactive workshops and inspiring meetings. Among the guests are filmmakers and activists who plan to stage a human rights film event in countries like Afghanistan, Russia, Ukraine, Indonesia, Thailand, Kenya, Suriname and Peru.
The participants were stimulated to exchange views and help each other turn creative ideas into feasible festival plans. Additionally, some of the best compelling cinema about human rights and social justice could be viewed at the festival and in the DVD library.
The workshops were facilitated by national and international experts in the field of human rights cinema and directing respected human rights film festivals like Ciné Droit Libre in Burkina Faso, One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and Amnesty International Film Festival (now Movies that Matter Festival).
After the Amnesty International Film Festival Movies that Matter stimulated a cooperative relation between the Cinema without Borders participants and relevant parties in the field of cinema and human rights.
Some of the film festivals that were or are still organised by the participants in this edition of Cinema without Borders are:
- Human Rights Film Center in Kathmandu, Nepal
- Zimbabwe Film Festival in Harare, Zimbabwe
- Ciné Droit Libre in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire