A few special films will have their last sceening at the Movies that Matter Festival tonight. Some special attention for Women in White, Pakistan's Taliban Generation and Same Same But Different.
Women in White
From the moment he came to power in 1959, Fidel Castro led Cuba with an iron fist. Seventy-five journalists, writers and human rights activists were arrested in March 2003. They received sentences of 20 to 30 years imprisonment. To protest against this decision, the wives, sisters and daughters of the prisoners walk silently through the streets of Havana every Sunday. For the first time, these women share their stories with the world in the documentary Women in White.
Tuesday 30 March, 16.00 hrs, Filmhuis Den Haag 6
Pakistan's Taliban Generation
Film maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy analyzes how the war on terror in her country is creating a new generation of terrorists: Pakistani children that are prepared to kill, both within and outside Pakistan. While travelling across Pakistan, she becomes (painfully) aware of how the Taliban have infiltrated her country.
Tuesday 30 maart, 17.15 hrs, Filmhuis Den Haag 4
Same Same But Different
After graduating, young German national Ben goes on a journey to Cambodia. There, the backpacker meets 21-year-old prostitute Sreykeo and the two fall in love. Their idyll comes to a cruel end when Sreykeo turns out to be HIV positive. Impressive movie about unequal chances, based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer.
Tuesday 30 March, 21.30 hrs, Theater aan het Spui 2