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.