mission and vision

Our mission is to open eyes to human rights. We use film to stir the debate on human rights, sustainability and the fight against injustice. We believe that film has the unprecedented capacity to raise awareness and provide new insight. What cannot be accomplished by spoken and written language, is sometimes achieved by motion picture. 

We create impact by asking questions and providing context and insight. We screen films in combination with a vast expansion programme, in the form of discussions, introductions, Q&A sessions, workshops and teaching aids.

Our main goals are to screen films about human rights and to stimulate and promote the screening of human rights films by others. Each year we organise the Movies that Matter Festival in The Hague and throughout the year we screen films in Dutch film theatres with our On Tour-programme and at various events throughout the country. We also select films for educational purposes and we develop according teaching aids. These films and teachings aids are available free of charge for teachers.

In countries with limited press freedom, we stimulate the screening of human rights films by offering financial grants and advice to organisers of human rights film festivals with our International Support programme.


Non-profit foundation Movies that Matter is designated as an ANBI-organisation  by the tax collectors office. Your donation is tax-deductible under condition.

BTW nr: NL815457492 B01.

Bankrekeningnr.: (Rabobank)
IBAN: NL82RABO 0114942706

KvK nr.: 34244064
RSIN-nummer: 815457492