Every month, fifteen Dutch movie theatres present Movies that Matter on Tour, containing highlights of both feature films and documentaries that were shown at the latest edition of the Matter Festival in The Hague.
The screening of these socially engaged productions is followed by a debate with filmmakers, politicians and experts
The films are either spoken in English or subitled in English.
Debates and q&a's are in Dutch, with the exception of the Lumière venue in Maastricht, where these are held in English.
From October 2012 till January 2013 Movies that Matter presents the On Tour programme in cooperation with the following filmtheatres:
Provadja in Alkmaar, De Lieve Vrouw in Amersfoort, Kriterion in Amsterdam, Focus Filmtheater in Arnhem, Filmhuis Lumen in Delft, Verkadefabriek in Den Bosch, Filmhuis Den Haag in Den Haag, Plaza Futura in Eindhoven, Vera Zienema in Groningen, Filmhuis De Spiegel in Heerlen, Filmtheater Hilversum in Hilversum, Lumière in Maastricht, Filmfoyer in Tilburg, Louis Hartlooper Complex in Utrecht en het Fraterhuis in Zwolle.
This year, the Movies that Matter On Tour programme consists of three documentaries and one feature film: The Repentant: thrilling feature about the young Algerian fighter Rachid who decides to lay down his weapons. Call Me Kuchu is a touching documentary about the life and death of gay activist David Kato in Uganda. Rouge Parole is a poetic documentary about the ‘explosion of words’ which results from the regained freedom of speech after the revolution in Tunisia. The Act of Killing shows us how unrepentant Indonesian death squad leaders to dramatise their role in genocide.
Read more about the films, dates and locations.
All these films will also be screened during the Movies that Matter Festival, that will take place from 21-27 March in The Hague.
For more information about the On tour programme Fall 2012, click here.
For information about the On Tour programme Spring 2013, click here.