First films #MTMF19 announced


The Feeling of Being Watched by director and activist Assia Boundaoui reveals secret counter-terrorism investigations run by the FBI in the Arab neighborhood of Chicago, where she lives. This documentary is part of the ‘Activist’ competition programme. Acusada by Argentinian director Gonzalo Tobal, nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, has been shortlisted for the ‘Camera Justitia’ competition programme. In Welcome to Sodom, selected as part of the theme-based programme ‘Save the Planet’, directors Christian Krönes and Florian Weigensamer show how thousands of children and adults from Ghana work on a huge waste pile of electronic devices from the western world.

Movies that Matter 2019 will take place from Friday 22 through Saturday 30 March in Filmhuis Den Haag and Theater aan het Spui in the Hague. The film programme will be put online at the end of February 2019; ticket sales start on March 7th 2019.