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 or human rights films that have not yet been screened in the Netherlands.
Movies that Matter On Tour is made possible by several of partners.
From October 2016 - January 2017 we present:
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
Den Haag Filmhuis Den Haag 2 October 15.00
Nijmegen LUX 3 October 19.30
Utrecht Louis Hartlooper 3 October 19.00
Amersfoort De Lieve Vrouw 10 October 19.15
Leiden Kijkhuis 10 October 19.00
Maastricht Lumiere 10 October 19.30
Groningen Vera Zienema 11 October 21.00
Hilversum Filmtheater Hilversum 11 October 20.15
Alkmaar Filmhuis Alkmaar 11 October 19.30
Middelburg Cinema Middelburg 11 October 20.00
Amsterdam Kriterion 12 October 19.30
Delft Filmhuis Lumen 13 October 19.30
Eindhoven Natlab 17 October 19.00
Apeldoorn Gigant 18 October 19.30
Arnhem Focus 19 October 19.00
Dordrecht Cinema The Movies 27 October 19.15
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
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.
Documentary, 85 min
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