Exhibitions

Activist Expo


The Activist exposition expands on the life and work of the activists in a playful and colourful way. The exposition, free of charge, is shown from 9 till 18 March in Atrium City Hall prior to the festival, and during the festival in the lobby at Theater aan het Spui.

9 - 18 March Atrium Den Haag
20 - 28 March, lobby of Theater aan het Spui
Free of charge

I Wanted to Live


I wanted to live
is a video installation by German artist Christian Rogler that reflects on the documented death of more than 35,597 refugees and migrants who have lost their lives within or at the borders of Europe since 1993. The data used in this digital memoriam has been collected by "United against refugee deaths", a pan-European organization based in Amsterdam.

20 - 28 March, lobby of Theater aan het Spui
Free of charge

Beyond the Bounds: a Shelter City exhibition


From 28 February to 26 March 2020, Atrium Den Haag will host the Beyond the Bounds: a Shelter City exhibition featuring the stories of six human rights defenders that temporarily stayed in the Netherlands for three months to rest and catch their breath in a safe space.

The exhibition leaves the word activist at the door, and invites you in to get to know the human side of activism through the stories of Jose, Tama, Kimsor, William, Baryalai, and Khaled. The exhibition pays tribute to those on the front line defending freedoms and standing up for justice everywhere in the world. In this way, we acknowledge the vital role they play locally, nationally and internationally in protecting and promoting human rights, often with personal sacrifices.

The Hague human rights organization Justice and Peace has developed this exhibition with the support of the Dutch Postcode Lottery and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This exhibition is part of the Movies that Matter Festival and is a collaboration with Atrium City Hall.

28 February - 26 March, Atrium Den Haag
Free of charge

Pride Photo Award



The winning photos of the Pride Photo Award can be seen in the Atrium The Hague from 9 to 26 March. topics range from from same-sex marriage and relationships in Myanmar, LGBTQ+ rights in Indonesia, and love stories from Europe, to LGBTQ+ gun owners in the US, Muxe gender identity in Mexico, and much more.

Pride Photo is an international contest and platform for photography about gender and sexual diversity. Pride Photo brings together a selection of top quality images, offering photographers a platform to show their own definitions and documentation of sexuality and gender diversity. Through photography, the LGBTQI+ community gains greater visibility, furthering acceptance - images also often highlight political situations regarding LGBTQI+ rights around the globe. 

This exhibition is part of the Movies that Matter Festival and is a collaboration with Atrium City Hall.


9 - 26 March, Atrium Den Haag
Free of charge