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Film as a teaching aid: visit MtMF 2018

The perfect film for your curriculum | €5 student rate | Monday 26 March – Thursday 29 March

Ever wanted to introduce your students to film as an educational tool? Look no further than Movies that Matter! Our mission is to open (young) people’s eyes to human rights through film. To achieve this, we host thought-provoking film screenings all throughout the year that stir debate and promote human rights education. 

We gladly invite you to bring your students to the Movies that Matter Festival (23-31 March 2018 in the Hague). For the rate of €5 per student, we organize a screening of a film selected by you. Any film can be picked from our (soon to be announced) festival program, but we happily offer our advice as well. Our screenings feature carefully selected talks or Q&As with special guests to help students delve deeper into the subject matter of the chosen film.  

Practical information
Is your interest peaked? Please send an e-mail to our education department to book seats for your screening at our festival (located ca. 10 min. from The Hague Central Station) or to inquire about which films are best suited to your study program. Definitive film choices can be made at a later time. Film screenings can be arranged for Monday 26 March – Thursday 29 March, with a preferred time slot in the morning or afternoon to be discussed. If you have a notice board at your tuition, we'd gladly send you one of our film festival posters for free.

Besides film screenings, many students have also enjoyed the masterclasses we organize during our festival with directors, human rights activists or other significant guests. As our film program takes form, we will update you on the accompanying masterclasses that can also be booked for students.


During our festival we present a wide range of human rights films, including a special program called On the Move dedicated to films on migration and refugees. One of the films selected for this program is Mr. Gay Syria about two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul, living a double life between his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria's LGBTI movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their invisibility.


We believe that the film camera is a powerful weapon against social indifference. Films have an unprecedented capacity to open eyes and can incite to compassion, reflection and discussion. That is why we organize a film festival, monthly screenings in 18 theatres and education programmes for elementary and secondary schools as well as higher educational establishments. To further explore the themes set out in the film of choice, our screenings are always accompanied by an engaging expansion programme, in the form of discussions, debates, talk shows, introductions, speeches or Q&A sessions.

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