Competition

Camera Justitia

The documentaries and feature films shown in the Camera Justitia competition shed a light on people who stand up against corruption, inequality and discrimination in their fight for justice. A total of eight films have a chance of winning the Camera Justitia Award, including € 5.000 prize money. Camera Justitia is made possible by Gemeente Den Haag and vfonds.

Nominations

Les Choses humaines

Intense courtroom drama about a controversial rape case. 17-year-old Mila accuses rich and privileged student Alexandre of having raped her. The more we find out, the more we have to adjust our perceptions. Is there such a thing as a ‘grey area’? Alexandre Farel is the talented son of successful parents who have recent...

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La Civil

When the police do nothing to investigate the kidnapping of her daughter by a Mexican drug cartel, Cielo starts her own investigation. Teaming up with lieutenant Lamarque, a loose cannon, she gets drawn into a cycle of violence from which it’s difficult to escape. Based on a true story. Cielo is driving through town, w...

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Duty of Care

Inspirational behind-the-scenes account of the court cases against Shell and the Dutch government to tackle climate change. With a starring role for understated but passionate lawyer Roger Cox. In two landmark cases, he establishes that catastrophic climate change can be made illegal.   When Roger Cox was a successful ...

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L’événement

In France in the early 1960s, promising literature student Anne becomes pregnant. She’s determined not to keep the baby, but abortion is illegal and can get you into jail. As time moves on, Anne is getting more and more desperate for a way out. When her period is late, 23-year-old Anne (Anamaria Vartolomei) visits her ...

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Mass

Years after an unspeakable tragedy involving their children, two sets of parents meet to talk. In the face of enormous grief and anger, is it still possible to find understanding, even forgiveness? Gripping drama with incredible performances by Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton, Jason Isaacs and Reed Birney. In a sparsely furn...

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Myanmar Diaries

A hybrid collective film about life in the aftermath of the February 2021 military coup in Myanmar. Short films by ten young anonymous filmmakers, combined with footage by brave citizen journalists filming on the Myanmar streets. Courageous and very impressive. In February 2021, a military coup destroyed ten years of f...

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Navalny

After the failed attempt on his life, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sets out to find the perpetrators. It places him even firmer against the highest levels of Russian state power. Meanwhile, he’s preparing his dangerous return to Russia from exile. Crucial documentary, packed with stunning moments. On 20 Aug...

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The Treasures of Crimea

When Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, a large collection of showpieces from Crimean museums were displayed in Amsterdam. Subsequently, a legal battle over their ownership ensued between Ukraine and the museums. Courtroom drama of the highest order, igniting both cultural and nationalist passions. The Allard Pierson Museu...

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Jury

Anna Har

Anna Har is one of the founders of FreedomFilmFest, Malaysia’s only international human rights documentary film festival and currently serves as the executive director of Freedom Film Network, an organisation dedicated to using films for social change.

Ehab Al Khatib

Ehab Al Khatib is the festival director of the Karama Human Rights Film Festival Jordan.

Ingrid van Tol

Ingrid van Tol is an advisor, mentor and (script)coach in film and interactive media. Currently she is working as an advisor for cultural funds and filmproduction companies and is the chair of the board of near/by film, a production company that produces short and mid-length films with a focus on experimental documentary, essay and artist film.

Tamara Trotman (chair)

Tamara Trotman is a Judge at the Court of Appeal in The Hague, lecturer Criminal law at the SSR (Dutch Training and Study Centre for the Judiciary) and member of The Council for the Administration of Criminal Justice and Protection of Juveniles. She is also chair of the Foundation ‘Judges for Judges’ and member of the supervisory board of Netherlands Helsinki Committee.

Thomas Spijkerboer

Thomas Spijkerboer is Professor of Migration Law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Raoul Wallenberg Visiting Professor (2017-2020) of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Lund University.