The annual Movies that Matter Festival aims to open our eyes by offering a platform for poignant fiction films and documentaries that stir debates about human rights, sustainability and the fight against injustice. This year’s edition runs until Saturday 26 March. Around seventy films are screened during 9 days.
Migration is one of the biggest challenges of our time. To raise awareness about the hardship and difficulties refugees face, Movies that Matter has chosen to present a wide range of films and special side programmes about this specific topic. As part of this, the festival exhibits a Better Shelter outside the theatre to highlight the vulnerability of millions of people living as refugees today, many without the basic rights that we take for granted. Inside the shelter, you can learn more about Better Shelter, about the lives of refugees and about the work of UNHCR.
The festival also presents two main programmes: Amnesty International‘s A Matter of ACT, a tribute to human rights advocates, and Camera Justitia that features films dealing with law and justice.
Movies that Matter features an extensive in-depth programme connected to most film screenings, allowing the audience to interact with festival guests from across the world in debates, Q&A sessions, workshops, talk shows and seminars.