Movies that Matter is the annual film and debate festival on human rights and social justice in The Hague, City of Peace of Justice. Every year in March, it offers screenings of documentaries and movies by inspired filmmakers who set themselves apart by the cinematographic quality and compelling content of their productions and thus stir debate on a just world. The nine-day festival further features talk shows, debates, musical performances and art expositions.
The Movies that Matter Festival features two recurrent main programmes. Together with Amnesty International the festival presents A Matter of ACT, ten documentaries about human rights defenders who will attend the festival. Camera Justitia, sponsored by vfonds, consists of films and debates about (international) justice and legal dilemmas. Furthermore, the festival has various theme-based programmes, special selections and, for the first time this year, the Best of Fest Day.
Feest aan Zee
It was exactly 200 years ago that Jacobus Pronk built the first bathhouse at Scheveningen, a small wooden construction containing four seawater bathtubs. This made Scheveningen the first seaside resort in the Netherlands. The entire city will be celebrating with festivals, exhibitions and shows, and that’s just for starters. The Volvo Ocean Race is coming to The Hague, and 11 huge sand sculptures will be created on Lange Voorhout during the World Championship Sand Sculpting. See the festivity-packed programme at