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Save the Planet at Movies that Matter Festival 2018

From 23-31 the annual Movies that Matter Festival will take place in The Hague. For nine days Filmhuis Den Haag and Theater aan het Spui will offer stage to around seventy films about human rights and justice, in combination with follow-up talks and debates. On top of that, you can enjoy exhibitions, live music, good food and much more!

Every year we present a number of fixed program components, supplemented with varying themes. One of this year's theme programs is Save the Planet. Since the Club of Rome we know that our planet is in danger. In Save the Planet, we screen films about activists, scientists and politicians who strive for change and the dilemmas that accompany their struggle for a sustainable world. Below we've highlighted a special event we organize around this theme on the festival sunday, and another film featured in this programme. The complete film programme is online at the end of February.

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Climate at Stake

In collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we present Climate at Stake on Sunday 25 March: three films, talks and debates about the impact of climate change on the living conditions of people worldwide.

Anote's Ark deals with the effects rapidly rising sea levels caused by climate change have on a remote island in Oceania, while The Guardians of the Earth gives us a peek behind the scenes at the climate change conference in Paris in 2015. In Thank you for the Rain Over Kisilu, a Kenya smallholder farmer, uses his camera to capture the life of this family, his village and the impacts of climate change over the course of four years. Afterwards, there's a conversation with director Julia Dahr.

Kumi Naidoo, former director of Greenpeace and the guest of honor of the festival, will officially open this day.

Watch the trailer for Thank you for the Rain
An Inconvenient Truth 2

Our climate changes; the truth does not. Ten years after former US vice-president Al Gore released his shocking film An Inconvenient Truth, putting climate change on the agenda, this fascinating sequel shows us how close we are to a major energy revolution. Filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk follow him behind the scenes, recording personal, funny and touching moments. Despite the rapidly rising temperature of the earth and the disastrous effects of climate change, Gore is optimistic: a lot of progress has been made in terms of improving sustainability.

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