Today the festival offers a vast programme of films and debates. Some of the highlights of today's menu: at 16.30 hrs the Talk Show Pretty Good Privacy will take place at the VARA stage. Dutch journalist and former U.S. correspondent Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal discusses the problem of security versus surveillance and the position of whitleblowers and intelligence with politician Sophie in 't Veld, Ronald Prins, Founder and CTO of Fox-IT Security and Guardian journalist Ewen MacAskill, he interviewed Edward Snowden for the Guardian.
The Dutch premiere of the documentary Black Ice takes place at 19.15 hrs at Theater aan het Spui 2. When in September 2013 the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise heads towards the Arctic Ocean to protest against oil rigging, the crew has no idea of what awaits them. They are arrested and now face fifteen years in prison. After the screening there will be a Q&A with director Maarten Rouveroy van Nieuwaal, Sergei Golubok and Faiza Oulahsen.
At 19.30 hrs the documentary Marmato will be screened in Filmhuis Den Haag 5. The Colombian town of Marmato is home to one of the biggest gold reserves in the world. The inhabitants have dug for the gold themselves to make a living. But the indigenous people risk being displaced now that the government has sold the mines to a large corporation. After the screening there will be a Q&A with Colombia-coordinator of the Centre of Research on Multinational Companies (SOMO) Karlijn Kuijpers.
The documentary I Want to See the Manager at 21.45 hrs at Filmhuis Den Haag 5 takes the audience on a trip across the planet. From India’s slums and Bolivian lithium mines to the megapolis Beijing and the United States, where a scientist argues that death will cease to exist in the 21st century thanks to modern technology.