In the run-up to International Human Rights Day, December 10, Sarajevo’s Kriterion art cinema will host screenings of three documentaries, in cooperation with the Movies that Matter film festival and the Dutch Embassy to Bosnia.
The Movies that Matter screenings in Sarajevo will be held December 7-9 at 20h. Admission to the screenings is free.
Tickling Giants (Thursday December 7) tells the story of Bassem Youssef, a surgeon-turned-comedian who airs a television show in 2011, amid the Egyptian revolution. The show makes him popular with the people, but the government isn’t amused.
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now (Friday December 8) centers on Saar, an Israeli man expelled from his religious kibbutz when he was 21. He fled to the UK, where he created a new family with the London Gay Men’s Chorus. 19 years later, Saar reaches out to his family back home in the hope of a reconciliation.
What Tomorrow Brings (Saturday December 9) follows the hazardous journey of one of Afghanistan’s pioneering girls’ schools.
Founded in March 2006, the Movies that Matter festival followed in the footsteps of the Amnesty International Film Festival. It continued and expanded the festival’s activities, both in the Netherlands and abroad.