Tonight the Movies that Matter Festival kicks-off at Filmhuis Den Haag and Theater aan het Spui in The Hague.
The Movies that Matter Festival is The Hague's film and debate festival on human rights, peace and justice. The festival is the Netherlands' main platform for engaged cinema, with dozens of documentaries and movies of passionate filmmakers being screened every year. Films that stir the debate about human rights, human dignity and situations where these are at stake. The films often have their first and final screening at the festival.
Apart from the regular film programme an elaborate "in-depth" programme of talk shows and debates, among other things, enables the audience to exchange views with international human rights defenders, film makers, politicians and journalists.