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Movies that Matter: Meet the Activist

24 March @ 2:30 pm 5:30 pm

Activist is one of the main programs of the Movies that Matter Festival and is entirely devoted to (films about) human rights defenders. The program presents eight documentaries about activists, all of whom are guests at the festival for Q&As and meetings. In addition, a personal impact and network program is organised for each of them with agreements with NGOs, media, and organizations in the Netherlands that are relevant to them.

This year in the Activist program we have activists from – and films about – India, France, Saint Helena, Ecuador, Nigeria, Iran and the US. On Friday, March 24 in Meet the Activist, the activists will be introduced and tell more about the work they do, how they stay motivated for their activists and what the biggest challenges are. The afternoon will be organized for the activists with some invited guests. For this afternoon we have invited organisations such as Amnesty International, Free Press Unlimited, Oak Foundation, Hivos, Justice & Peace, Prince Claus Fund, Doc Society, Democracy & Media Foundation, WITNESS, Shleter City, Mama Cash, National Postcode Lottery.

For more information and RSVP: Julie Nederkoorn at international@moviesthatmatter.nl