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Supporting film & debate worldwide

Films related to human rights are screened all around the world. Movies that Matter supports film screenings in developing countries and in regions where press freedom is at stake.

In this newsletter we proudly present fifteen projects that Movies that Matter recently decided to support. From Guatemala to Georgia, and from Ethiopia to Belarus, we support film screenings to open people's eyes.

Truth Cinema 2013
Mobile Cinema

The 2nd edition of Truth Cinema in the Philippines is a mobile cinema programme with 40 screenings of human rights films and debates in schools, communities and workplaces, focusing on impunity, political killings and disappearances. In Colombia, Movies that Matter supports Derecho a Ver, a travelling film festival showing 15 human rights related films in more than 20 cities and villages.

Film outreach

Filmmaker Lieven Corthouts will screen his documentary Little Heaven, addressing the issue of HIV/AIDS, in 30 rural villages in Ethiopia. The Cuban film Off Line, about the lack of internet access on the island, is going to be screened and distributed in Cuba. Also in 2014 the film Sleepless Nights will tour through Lebanon, encouraging a national dialogue about the country’s violent past.

Streets & slums

At the 3rd Festival de Cine en la Calle in Guatemala, 24 open air film screenings and debates take place on the streets, at bus terminals, in parks and on football pitches. The 3rd Opin Yu Yi Festival in Sierra Leone also presents many human rights films, not only at colleges, but also at public squares, in slums and in prisons.

Focus on Youth

In December, Movies that Matter supports two projects on youth. The Half the Sky Film and Arts Festival in Nepal will attract students from over 100 schools in Kathmandu and Patan, while in Senegal, the AfricanBamba Human Rights Film & Arts Festival will organise concerts, film screenings and debates for youth in the suburb Thiaroye.

Special topics

The 5th edition of the international queer film festival Merlinka in Belgrade is one of the very few public events about LGBT rights held in Serbia. The film festival Mis Me Binga focuses on women’s rights in Cameroon. The NGO Fundepaz will hold special screenings and debates about forced disappearances in the Nari┼ło department of Colombia.

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Other supported projects include the 2nd edition of the CinéDoc Tbilisi Documentary Film Festival in Georgia, an outreach project of the International Images Film Festival for Women in Zimbabwe in six different venues in Harare, and the 3rd edition of the short film festival Cinema Perpetuum Mobile in Belarus, which will be held in a cinema, underground venues and museums in April 2014.

Read the full list of supported projects here
HRFN Brunch
Join us @ IDFA for the Human Rights Film Network Brunch

Are you attending the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)? Do you want to meet with filmmakers and human rights film festival organisers from all over the world? Join us at the network brunch of the Human Rights Film Network on 26 November.

The brunch will take place from 11am to 1pm at Brasserie Schiller, Rembrandtplein 26-29, Amsterdam.

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