Movies That Matter on AIDS 2018
The 22nd International AIDS Conference AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands provides a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights. The Global Village of the Conference intersects with the main conference programme, blending scientific sessions with cultural activities, live performances, networking zones, NGO booths, marketplace booths, and art exhibits. The Global Village is open to the general public and creates a diverse and vibrant space where communities from all over the world gather to meet, share and learn from each other. 23-26 July Movies That Matter will present four films in The Global Village that match the themes of the conference.
Founded in March 2006, Movies that Matter followed the footsteps of the Amnesty International Film Festival. It continued and enhanced the festival’s activities, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Movies that Matter believes that film is a powerful weapon against social indifference. What cannot be accomplished by spoken and written language, can be achieved by motion picture. Cinema fascinates, stimulates, inspires and raises awareness. Films have an emotional appeal and serve as a mouthpiece for victims of injustice.
Movies that Matter film screenings are not complete without an expansion programme, in the form of debates, introductions, speeches or Q&A sessions. Human rights defenders, filmmakers, experts and representatives of social organisations jointly analyse the situations in which human rights are at stake in order to put things in perspective.
Film agenda on AIDS 2018
Monday 23 July – 17:15
The film will be introduced by Maarten Stoltz, Program-Coordinator at Movies that Matter.
Tuesday 24 July – 18:30
In collaboration with THE UNION: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and KNCV Tuberculosis fund.
The film will be introduced by Emily T. Blitz, Global Director of Conferences and Summits at THE UNION.
WHO’S GONNA LOVE ME NOW?
Wednesday 25 July – 18:30
The film will be introduced by Dirk van der Straaten, Artistic Director at Movies that matter.
Thursday 26 July – 18:30
The film will be introduced by Mercy Ngulube, Young anti-AIDS activist and victim of AIDS.
Where: RAI Amsterdam, Amtrium first floor, room L103-104
Good to know: the programme is free and will be hosted in English
More information can be found here.