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 Global Justice Cinema workshop

13 April, 2022 @ 9:00 am 14 April, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Movies that Matter and Asser are pleased to present the Global Justice Cinema workshop on the 13-14 April 2022.

Documentary film is a very powerful medium in the field of global justice. It can document human rights violations, uncover abuses of power, communicate a strong message of solidarity and call for action. But documentary filmmaking is never just a ‘neutral’ registration of reality. The Global Justice Cinema workshop challenges you to critically watch, assess, and discuss what these films communicate and how this is achieved. For this workshop, the Asser Institute and VU Amsterdam join forces with human rights film festival Movies that Matter. Therefore, you can expect great lectures in film and international justice by professors at the Asser Institute and VU as well as a chance to enjoy the latest films addressing the complexities of international rights. You will also have the unique opportunity to meet and interact with filmmakers and activists present at the festival venue. In this way, we offer the best of both the world of global justice and the world of documentary film.

The workshop is connected to the Camera Justitia competition on law and justice at the Movies that Matter Festival.

Who should join?
It is a multidisciplinary programme, therefore we welcome professionals and students from a broad spectrum of disciplines, but it is likely most interesting to those involved in film, international law, human rights, communication, media, art, and international politics.

No specific background in film and/or international justice is required, only a passion for the medium of film and for the topic of justice.

The programme takes place in-person in The Hague and includes a dinner and a film screening.

In addition to the screening of ‘The Treasures of Crimea’ as part of the workshop, you will receive tickets to a very special screening of ‘Myanmar Diaries‘.

Provisional programme:
Wednesday 13 April at the Asser Institute
9:00 – 13:00 Lectures on documentary film and international justice by Prof. Wouter Werner (VU Amsterdam) and Dr. Sofia Stolk (Asser Institute) and others (TBA)
13:00-16:00 Screening and discussion of short film with filmmaker (TBA)

Pathé Buitenhof, The Hague
18:00 Dinner at festival venue
20:30 Screening ‘The Treasures of Crimea’ from Camera Justitia competition at Movies that Matter Festival 

Thursday 14 April at the Festival venue
9:00 – 11:00 Extended Q&A discussion with filmmaker
11:00 – 15:30 Lectures and case studies on Impact and Outreach by Julie Nederkoorn (project coordinator International Support at Movies that Matter) and Michael Liu (lawyer, civil society activist, and researcher at Leiden University)
16:00 – Camera Justitia Masterclass (speaker TBA)
18:00 – Dinner
20:00 – Camera Justitia Night (optional) 

€75 – €150 (student – regular)
R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
The Hague, 2517 JN Netherlands
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