Start of MtMF19!

Start of MtMF19!

March 22, 2019


Yes, it's finally time! The Movies that Matter Festival 2019 starts today. In the upcoming nine days, we will screen seventy documentaries and fiction films about peace and justice at Filmhuis Den Haag and Theater aan het Spui. We combine our film screenings with Q&As, introductions or discussions on related topics. But there’s more: each day there are performances by bands and DJs. You can also visit expositions, watch VR films, enjoy good food and lots more.

Tonight, we open the festival with the colourful film Goldie by Sam de Jong. Goldie is a headstrong, feisty teenager who fights te keep her sisters with her after their mother has been arrested. Sprinkled with a healthy dose of glamour, this film shows the stark reality of a girl who has few options, and yet still seems to have near-infinite power, bravura and persistence.

Tomorrow at 2 p.m., director Sam de Jong gives a Masterclass in Theater aan het Spui (Grote Zaal), right after the screening of his film.