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We hope that you are enjoying yourself at the Movies that Matter Festival 2019! If you are not too busy today, please join us at the film screenings below!

Want to star in your own short film? Check out our Green Screen at the front of the Theater aan het Spui. You can climb a Mexican wall, work in a sweat shop or surf on a sea of plastic soup.

Ghost Fleet

The remarkable and beautifully shot documentary Ghost Fleet is about modern slavery in Thailand. Thousands of men are forced to work day and night on fishing boats, unpaid, abused and often away from home for months or years. Activist Patima Tungpuchayakul works to help former slaves and to expose to the world the dark underbelly of an industry worth millions.

After the screening there will be a Q&A with activist Patima Tungpuchayakul and director Shannon Service.

Read more about Ghost Fleet
Weapon of Choice: Stroszek

In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.

Stroszek is the Weapon of Choice film chosen  by the Dutch director Sam de Jong. After the screening he will talk about why he selected this film. The Q&A will be in Dutch.

Go see Stroszek on Sunday, March 24, 2019  at 21:00 hrs.

Facing the Dragon

In Facing the Dragon two women refuse to be silenced and underestimated in male-dominated Afghanistan. Nilofar Ibrahimi, one of the few female members of parliament, and journalist Shakila Ibrahimkhail have to survive in a country where ‘patriarchy is over the top’. Both do so with incredible strength and independence, but their choices take large personal tolls.

Go see Facing the Dragon today at 21:00 hrs at Zaal 2, Filmhuis Den Haag.

Everything Must Fall

Everything Must Fall is a vivid reconstruction of the student protests at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa. When the government decided to raise tuition fees in 2015, the students rose up, using the hashtag #FeesMustFall. Prominent protest leaders, including activist Shaeera Kalla, talk about how the initially peaceful demonstration was quashed when the university brought in the police.

Go see Everything Must Fall today at 21:15 hrs at Theater aan het Spui Kleine Zaal.

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