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Documentaries

Our documentary evenings take place monthly at Het Nutshuis, in The Hague. Each documentary is followed by a Q&A with experts on the topic or a workshop.

31 
JAN  

The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.  The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind. When the farm’s ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, so does the Chesters’ hope – but as their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.

13 
DEC  

The Climate Limbo

The Climate Limbo is a documentary that analyses how climate change impacts on migrations and fuels poverty and wars. By 2050 climate change-related disasters could displace up to 250 million people.


NOV  

Make the world Greta again

In August 2018 the summer break in Sweden ended but Greta Thunberg, unlike her other classmates, did not return to school that first Monday. Instead, she stood in front of the Swedish parliament with a sign she had drawn herself. It read “Skolstrekj för klimatet” – school strike for the climate. Check out the trailer & details.


NOV  

Climate Change – The Facts

Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat. Interviews with some of the world’s leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires, but also the possibilities for prevention and the necessary radical political, social and cultural change. Check out the trailer & details.


OCT  

Just Eat It

In the film Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story (2014), the Canadian filmmaker-duo Rustemeyer and Baldwin spend six months eating food that would otherwise have been thrown away – including the shocking (and graphically depicted) insights they acquire. Check out the trailer & details.

6
SEP  

Ghost Fleet

The Ghost Fleet is a documentary feature that uncovers the vast injustice of slavery in the Thai fishing industry through thrilling escape stories. Thailand’s giant fishing fleet is chronically short tens of thousands of fishermen per year. Human traffickers have stepped in, selling captives from the region to the captains for a few hundred dollars each. Check out the trailer & details.

28 
JUN  

Closing the Loop

In support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the documentary explores five key strategies for achieving circularity – reduce, reuse, recycle, renew and reinvent – by showcasing examples from Europe, Latin America and Africa. Check out the trailer & details.

31 
MAY  

Welcome to Sodom

Every year about 250.000 tons of sorted out computers, smartphones, and other devices from a far away electrified and digitalized world end up in Sodom. Everybody here is in some way or another living off the blessings of the computer age, many die of them. Check out the trailer & details.


MAY  

Soyalism

How does the growing demand for meat in China affect the Amazon rainforest? And why are Brazilian farmers being lured to Mozambique to farm soybeans? These are some of the questions that this classic investigative documentary attempts to answer. Check out the trailer & details.

22
MAR 

Do you trust this computer?

Science fiction has long anticipated the rise of machine intelligence. Today, a new generation of self-learning computers has begun to reshape every aspect of our lives.  The documentary ‘Do You Trust This Computer?’ explores the promises and perils of AI. We will screen the film so you can decide for yourself: do you trust your computer? Check out the trailer & details.

22 
FEB 

The Swedish Theory of Love

Sweden is typically portrayed as a perfectly organized society in which everyone has equal chances for an independent existence. One upshot is that people don’t need to ask anyone else for help, bringing human contact to a minimum. The film raises the question of why a life lived in such security could be unsatisfying. Check out the trailer & details.

18 
JAN 

Bushfallers – A Journey Of Chasing Dreams

Filmmakers from Cameroon and Germany try to find out why so many Africans want to migrate to Europe? What motivates them? What are their dreams? And what is the reality in Europe and in Africa like? Check out the trailer & details.

8
NOV
     Climate Change – The Facts

Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat. Interviews with some of the world’s leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires, but also the possibilities for prevention and the necessary radical political, social and cultural change. Check out the trailer & details.

8
NOV
     Make the world Greta again

In August 2018 the summer break in Sweden ended but Greta Thunberg, unlike her other classmates, did not return to school that first Monday. Instead, she stood in front of the Swedish parliament with a sign she had drawn herself. It read “Skolstrekj för klimatet” – school strike for the climate. Check out the trailer & details.

4
OCT
     Just Eat It

In the film Just Eat it: A Food Waste Story (2014), the Canadian filmmaker-duo Rustemeyer and Baldwin spend six months eating food that would otherwise have been thrown away – including the shocking (and graphically depicted) insights they acquire. Check out the trailer & details.

6
SEPT
     Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet is a documentary feature that uncovers the vast injustice of slavery in the Thai fishing industry through thrilling escape stories. Thailand’s giant fishing fleet is chronically short tens of thousands of fishermen per year. Human traffickers have stepped in, selling captives from the region to the captains for a few hundred dollars each. Check out the trailer & details.

28
JUN
     Closing the loop

In support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the documentary explores five key strategies for achieving circularity – reduce, reuse, recycle, renew and reinvent – by showcasing examples from Europe, Latin America and Africa. Check out the trailer & details.

31
MAY
     Welcome to Sodom

Every year about 250.000 tons of sorted out computers, smartphones, and other devices from a far away electrified and digitalized world end up in Sodom. Everybody here is in some way or another living off the blessings of the computer age, many die of them. Check out the trailer & details

3
MAY
      Soyalism

How does the growing demand for meat in China affect the Amazon rainforest? And why are Brazilian farmers being lured to Mozambique to farm soybeans? These are some of the questions that this classic investigative documentary attempts to answer. Check out the trailer & details.

22
MAR
      Do you trust this computer?

Science fiction has long anticipated the rise of machine intelligence. Today, a new generation of self-learning computers has begun to reshape every aspect of our lives.  The documentary ‘Do You Trust This Computer?’ explores the promises and perils of AI. We will screen the film so you can decide for yourself: do you trust your computer? Check out the trailer & details.

 
22
FEB
     The Swedish Theory of Love

Sweden is typically portrayed as a perfectly organized society in which everyone has equal chances for an independent existence. One upshot is that people don’t need to ask anyone else for help, bringing human contact to a minimum. The film raises the question of why a life lived in such security could be unsatisfying. Check out the trailer & details.

18
JAN
      Bushfallers

Two filmmakers from Cameroon and two from Germany try to find out why so many Africans want to migrate to Europe? What motivates them? What are their dreams? And what is the reality in Europe and in Africa like? And is migration just an euro-centric issue? Check out the trailer & details.