The Movies that Matter Festival is launched its first Good Pitch² The Hague 2012 on Tuesday March 27 th. This live match making event brought together leading broadcasters, NGO’s, foundations, philanthropists, brands, media and social and technology entrepreneurs to form powerful alliances around documentary films on human rights and social justice and to maximize their social impact and influence.
The Good Pitch is an initiative of Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program
The Good Pitch² (pronounced Good Pitch squared) The Hague was an invitation-only event, starting with an intensive two-day campaign development workshop for the filmmakers on March 24 th and 25 th 2012, followed by a day-long live pitching session with selected partners on Tuesday March 27 th at the Theater aan het Spui, The Hague.
Through a call for entries to filmmakers worldwide and over hundred applications received, Movies that Matter has selected seven documentary film projects that tackle urgent human rights issues and that will be presented at the Good Pitch² The Hague. These projects are:
BRIGADA by Alan Ferszt (Bolivia) – the documentary follows the members of a woman’s police unit force dedicated to eradicate domestic violence in Bolivia.
LITTLE HEAVEN by Lieven Corthouts (Belgium) – the poignant story of a 13 years old HIV child in a small orphanage in Ethiopia.
OUR SCHOOL by Mona Nicoara (Romania) –three Roma children participate in a project against discrimination at a local school in rural Transylvania.
PAZ Y PAZ: INSIDE THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE (working title) by Joey Boink (Netherlands) – the fight of Guatemala’s first women Attorney- General against impunity in her country.
SAVING FACE by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge (Pakistan/US) – Oscar nominated documentary on acid attacks (mainly against women) in Pakistan.
TRANS X ISTANBUL by Maria Binder (Germany/Turkey) – Ebru, a transgender woman from Istanbul, fights against the hate violence against her companions.
THE TRIAL by Eszter Hajdu (Hungary) – the trial of neo-Nazi serial murdering taking place in Hungary where the extreme right-wing party is second in Parliament.
You can find the full description of the documentary projects, participants and specifics of the Good Pitch² event at www.goodpitch.org
To get an impression of the Good Pitch take a look at the evocative short trailer on the left.