Specials

The specials of the Movies that Matter Festival 2021 will be announced in the run-up to the festival and will be added to this page.

Earth at Stake

Earth at Stake

In our Earth at Stake programme, we present films and discussions about the struggle for a sustainable world together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 17 April, three documentaries can be seen in combination with an introduction or a follow-up discussion.

Expo: A New Beginning by Cigdem Yuksel

Expo: A New Beginning by Cigdem Yuksel

A New Beginning is a project by photographer Cigdem Yuksel about young people who, after their flight to the Netherlands, search for their (new) identity. Who were they before their flight, who they have become and what do they want to be? The young people express themselves through tattoos, poems, rap or Instagram posts. They look cool and tough, but they are also fragile.

Global Justice Cinema Workshop

Global Justice Cinema Workshop

Registration is open for our online workshop on documentary film and global justice, an inspiring annual event co-organised by T.M.C. Asser Instituut, VU Amsterdam & the Movies that Matter Festival. The workshop will take place online on 22-23 April 2021.

De Groene Amsterdammer Special

De Groene Amsterdammer Special

On Saturday 25 April, we present two documentaries with follow-up discussions together with De Groene Amsterdammer: Coded Bias and Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam.

IHE Delft: UMA - A Water Crisis In Bolivia

IHE Delft: UMA - A Water Crisis In Bolivia

In partnership with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, we are organising an online in-depth discussion for UMA – A Water Crisis In Bolivia on Tuesday 20 April.

Sakharov Special

Sakharov Special

In 2020, the Sakharov Prize was awarded to the democratic opposition in Belarus. We screen the documentary Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus online about the situation in Belarus, followed by a panel discussion.

Trouw Special

Trouw Special

On Saturday 17 April, we will present two films with live discussions together with Trouw: Quo Vadis, Aida? and the world premiere of Shadow Game.

Workshops & Masterclasses

Workshops & Masterclasses

View the various workshops and masterclasses that you can follow during the festival.