Movies That Matter Ideation
Watch the top activist films of the year
Engage with the directors and activists
Brainstorm solutions together
Activism Meets The Actors
Movies That Matter Ideation Sessions is a collaboration between the Movies That Matter Festival and The Hague Hacks.
Director and activist Assia Boundaoui in discussion about her film ‘The Feeling of Being Watched’ and the intrusive anti-radicalization policies of the FBI.
The Feeling of Being Watched
Assia Boundaoui discovers a huge, long-term counterterrorism investigation by the FBI.
Remarkable and beautifully shot documentary about modern slavery in Thailand.
It's All Good
Activist Francisco Valencia puts his life on the line to distribute medicines illegally, but how long can he keep it up?
Unpacking the issues
Every year human rights defenders from all over the world join the film festival to represent the documentaries about their human rights work, and to meet and interact with the public.
At our ideation sessions participants can ask questions to the human rights defenders, and explore the complexities of these challenges beyond the films. By unpacking these issues, we hope to spark conversations about innovative solutions to these problems. In these intense brainstorming sessions, we identify potential tech and other solutions for these human rights defenders to effect change in their home countries.
We hope that the networks and ideas created during these sessions will live on so that concrete steps and innovations can grow from these films.
Watch the top activist films of the year on the big screen, selected by Amnesty International and Movies That Matter.
Enjoy a nice meal together in the foyer of Theater aan het Spui, in The Hague.
Watch the movie
Choose your film from the options and sit down to a private screening with the directors and activists from the movie.
Q&A with Activists and Directors
At the end of the film, take part in a quick Q&A with your new neighbours.
Following the films and Q&A, you will enjoy a complimentary dinner in the Foyer of Theater Aan Het Spui where you can informally get to know the activists and directors.
Group discussions follow each film, at which point participants can ask questions to the human rights defenders and explore the complexities of these challenges beyond the films.
Human Rights Resources
For more information on human rights resources, please visit The Hague Hacks website.