Movies that Matter On Tour
The On Tour programme runs from October until May. The films described herebelow will be shown during the upcoming months in Kriterion, Amsterdam, Gigant, Apeldoorn, Focus Filmtheater Arnhem, Lumen, Delft, Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch, Filmhuis Den Haag, Vera Zienema, Groningen, Filmtheater Hilversum, Theater Ins Blau, Leiden, Lumière, Maastricht, Cinema Middelburg, Cinecitta, Tilburg, Plaza Futura, Eindhoven en Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht.
Burden of Peace
Joey Boink & Sander Wirken
Claudia Paz y Paz, Guatemala’s first female attorney general, is engaged in a painstaking and brave fight for justice in one of the most dangerous countries in the world, where corruption and impunity are rife. Dutch filmmakers follow Paz y Paz from her arrival at the public prosecutor’s office in 2010 until her departure in 2013. Merely 2% of the murder cases in her country are brought before a judge. Moreover, those responsible for the genocide committed against the indigenous Mayans in the eighties have never been prosecuted. Will Claudia succeed in breaking the spiral of violence and lack of justice?
Guatemala, The Netherlands, 2014
Documentary, 77 min.
Dutch or English subtitles*
*check the theatre websites for more information
Dates, times and locations:
Mo 4 May 20.00 hrs Theater Ins Blau, Leiden
We 6 May 19.30 hrs Kriterion, Amsterdam
Th 7 May 19.30 hrs Lumen, Delft
Su 10 May 14.00 hrs Filmhuis Den Haag, The Hague
Su 10 May 15.00 hrs Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch
Mo 11 May 19.00 hrs Plaza Futura, Eindhoven
Mo 11 May 19.00 hrs Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht
Mo 11 May 19.30 hrs Lumière, Maastricht
Tu 12 May 19.30 hrs Gigant, Apeldoorn
Tu 12 May 20.00 hrs Filmtheater Hilversum
Tu 12 May 21.00 hrs Vera Zienema, Groningen
Tu 19 May 20.00 hrs Cinema Middelburg
We 20 May 19.00 hrs Focus Filmtheater, Arnhem
In Leiden, Amsterdam, Den Bosch, Utrecht and Groningen director Joey Boink will be present for a Q&A after the screening. Researcher Sander Wirken will be present for a Q&A in Leiden, Amsterdam, Delft and Maastricht. Marlies Stappers, director of Impunity Watch, will be present for a Q&A in The Hague and Hilversum.
Road movie about the young Nigerian woman Hope who sets outs on a dangerous journey straight across the desert to reach Europe and its prosperity, hoping for a better future. When she is harassed by armed men, Leonard from Cameroon stands up for her. Together, they continue their trip and a romance flourishes between them, despite the precarious situation. For his debut movie, director Boris Lojkine worked with amateur actors whose experiences in life are similar to those of the film’s protagonists.
Despite a thick layer of snow and freezing cold many refugees in Lausanne spend the harsh winter nights outside. The local homeless shelter has low capacity, while every evening some hundred people show up, looking for a safe place to sleep and something to eat. While the homeless worry about how to make it through the night without freezing to death, the shelter’s employees face the ungrateful and arbitrary task to decide who is allowed in and who has to stay outside. Poignant documentary about the immigration issue in Switzerland which is typical of the situation in all major European cities.
Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
On her way home from school, fourteen-year-old Ethiopian Hirut is kidnapped by a gang of young farmers. One of them wants to wed her and locks her up. Hirut escapes and shoots her assailant. She is arrested and risks the death penalty. Human rights lawyer Meaza Ashefani comes to her rescue, but meets with resistance from the patriarchal rural community, where bride kidnapping is commonplace. Beautiful motion picture, based on true events, about the gap between traditions and the contemporary legal system in modern-day Ethiopia.