Movies that Matter On Tour is a spin-off of the annual Movies that Matter Festival. From October until May film theatres in eighteen Dutch cities host a one-off screening of festival favorites. Each month a controversial film or documentary in combination with introductions or Q&A's with inspiring guests.

Movies that Matter On Tour is made possible by several partners.

From October 2016 - January 2017 we present:

OCTOBER

HOOLIGAN SPARROW

Nanfu Wang

Courageous documentary by young Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang. Armed with her camera, she follows activist Ye Haiyan (Hooligan Sparrow) during her protests against impunity surrounding a sex scandal. Her critical attitude soon makes Haiyan an enemy of the state and the government does everything it can to silence her.

China, United States, 2016
Documentary, 84 min

THEATRES, DATES AND TIMES

Dordrecht

Cinema The Movies Dordrecht

27 October

19.15

NOVEMBER

LES CHEVALIER BLANCS

Joachim Lafosse

A team of NGO workers arrives in restless Chad, where they claim to offer local children shelter and education in a secure compound. The film is based on the L’Arche de Zoé affair, in which a French humanitarian organization abused its status in 2007 to take children out of Chad for French adoptive parents. 

Belgium, France, 2015
Fiction, 112 min

★★★★
"well-staged, thriller-like tension" - De Volkskrant

★★★★
"food for thought" - Het Parool

★★★★
"director Joachim Lafosse is one of the heroes of Belgian cinema" - Trouw

★★★★
De Filmkrant

THEATRES, DATES AND TIMES

Tilburg

Cinecitta

29 November

19.15

december

FRAME BY FRAME

Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli

Under the Taliban regime, photography was a mortal sin in Afghanistan. But ‘a land without photography is a land without identity’, according to one of the photographers in this stylized tribute to photojournalism. Four brave Afghan photojournalists literally try to establish new frameworks in a country where photography had been banned for years.

Afghanistan, 2015
Documentary, 85 min

Frame by Frame is the winner of the VARA Audience Award of the Movies that Matter Festival 2016.

‘An indispensible visual history’- Time 

‘A sharp, soulful doc...’- Variety

‘Gives a passionate voice to an Afghan vision.’
 The Washington Post

‘A bracing tribute to the power of photojournalism.’
 Hollywood Reporter

JANUARY

IN YOUR ARMS

Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm

Niels, who is terminally ill, has one last wish before dying: a one-way trip to Switzerland. Maria, a self-conscious nurse, decides to help him. Together they go on a road trip that takes them from Denmark through Hamburg to Switzerland. On the road, they get closer to one another and to realizing their dreams.

Denmark, Germany, 2015
Fiction, 88 min

 

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Hooligan Sparrow

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Les Chevaliers Blancs

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Frame by Frame

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In Your Arms

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