• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • HeadquartersNetherlands

Movies that Matter

Movies that Matter believes that the film camera is a powerful weapon against social indifference. Film has an unprecedented capacity to open eyes. What cannot be accomplished by spoken and written language, is sometimes achieved by motion picture. Cinema fascinates, stimulates, inspires and raises awareness. It serves as a mirror and helps us to become familiar with other cultures. Inspired films incite to compassion, reflection and  discussion. Films have an emotional appeal and serve as a mouthpiece for victims of injustice. For all those reasons, film is an excellent way to stir debate and promote human rights education. And that is no luxury, since research from the Human Rights League and the University of Amsterdam has shown that (young) Dutch citizens know little about human rights. Movies that Matter film screenings would not be complete without an expansion programme, in the form of discussions, debates, talk shows, introductions, speeches or Q&A sessions, to further explore the subject matter of the films shown on the big screen. This trademark sets us apart from other film festivals. Human rights defenders, filmmakers, experts, politicians, journalists and representatives of social organisations jointly analyse the situations in which human rights are at stake in order to put things in perspective. GOALS To realise their mission Movies that Matter has put together two main goals: To display films about human rights and offer the opportunity to join a discussion programme To stimulate and promote the display of films about human rights and discussion programmes DONATIONS Non-profit foundation Movies that Matter is designated as an ANBI-organisation  by the tax collectors office. Your donation is tax-deductible under condition. BTW nr: NL815457492 B01. Bankrekeningnr.: (Rabobank) IBAN: NL82RABO 0114942706 KvK nr.: 34244064 RSIN-nummer: 815457492
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Staff at Movies that Matter have experience in


  • torts / conflict resolution
  • research & development
  • tertiary education
  • events / training
  • human rights


  • business development

Company Offices

  • Netherlands (headquarters)
  • Amsterdam
  • Keizersgracht 177
  • 1016