Russian Spring in The Hague
In 2013 the Netherlands and Russia will host numerous activities to celebrate the friendship between both countries. As part of this the exchange programme between Movies that Matter and the Stalker International Human Rights Film Festival in Moscow provides for the screening of three documentaries selected by Stalker. On Sundaynight, March 24, a special event devoted to Russia will take place, with films, a talk show and music.
- Victor Erofeyev, dissident, writer and tv host, who sees himself as the 'freest man in the world's funniest country', protagonist of Russian Libertine
- Larisa Malyukova, journalist of Novaya Gazeta and initiator of the film Winter, Go Away!
- Manny de Guerre, director LGBT Film Festival Side By Side who despite threatenings and violence continued to screen films on LGBT issues all over Russia
- Eduard Nazarski, director Amnesty International Netherlands
Presentation by former NOS-correspondent Moscow, Kysia Hekster
Afterwards live music from multi-instrumentalist OMFO, Our Man From Odessa