1016 DR Amsterdam
Founded in March 2006, Movies that Matter followed in the footsteps of the Amnesty International Film Festival. It continued and enhanced the festival’s activities, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Movies that Matter film screenings would expand their programme, in the form of discussions, debates, talk shows, introductions, speeches or Q&A sessions, to further explore the subject matter of the films shown on the big screen. This trademark sets the festival apart from others. Human rights defenders, filmmakers, experts, politicians, journalists and representatives of social organisations jointly analyse the situations in which human rights are at stake in order to put things in perspective.