Past Screenings

Documentaries

In the past 6 years we screened over 50 documentaries, at different venues in The Hague.

From Here

Migration
From the epicenter of today's global migration debates, FROM HERE follows four young people who represent the future of global citizenry. Filmed over the better part of a decade in two of the world’s largest immigration countries (the U.S. and Germany) FROM HERE captures an international generation’s fight for belonging in an era of rising nationalism. Set in Berlin and New York, FROM HERE interweaves the stories of Tania, Miman,… Read more

Screening date: December 9, 2022

Fake Famous

Social issues
"Fake Famous" explores the meaning of fame and influence in the digital age through an innovative social experiment. Following three Los Angeles-based people with relatively small followings, the film explores the attempts made to turn them into famous influencers by purchasing fake followers and bots to “engage” with their social media accounts. First-time director and veteran journalist Nick Bilto and his team kick off the experiment with a casting call… Read more

Screening date: November 4, 2022

Switch On

Sustainability
"Switch On" is a film that illustrates the profound challenges that energy poverty poses for nearly one billion people on planet Earth. It’s a follow up to the earlier released documentary “Switch”. Meet leaders, entrepreneurs, and everyday citizens working to eradicate 'energy poverty' in their countries. In a journey that's enlightening and emotional, Switch On will change the way you look at energy and the developing world forever. Read more

Screening date: October 7, 2022

One Of Us

Social issues
Like many communities in northern Thailand 25 years ago, Tha Wang Tan had a number of people living with HIV/AIDS. There was a lot of fear and stigma, in many forms, against people with HIV/AIDS and family due to lack of knowledge and understanding. Some were turned away at public health facilities, or abandoned by families, or shunned by other community members. Vendors threw away plates and bowls used by… Read more

Screening date: January 29, 2021

One Way Ticket - The Rise of the Digital Nomad

Social issues
With a reliable internet connection and modern technology, people around the world are hitting the road combining work and travel to explore other cultures and ways of life. They realize they don't need to pay high rent to be near their place of work, but also that there is no reason to spend the rest of their lives in the place they were born. They work and live from anywhere… Read more

Screening date: October 2, 2020

3 short documentaries from The Hague

Climate Change
TransitieCinema invites you for the screening of 3 different short documentaries, that share one special thing in common: their authors/editors are from The Hague, and they will be in the Q&A panel to answer all your questions! "Bosque Sano": A movie that shows the worldwide ecocamps movement and how climate change connects a place as far away as Bolivia back to our world here in The Hague. "Up a Tree":… Read more

Screening date: February 28, 2020

The Biggest Little Farm

Sustainability
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… Read more

Screening date: January 31, 2020

The Climate Limbo

Climate Change
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. Read more

Screening date: December 13, 2019

Make The World Greta Again

Climate Change
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. At first, she planned not to go to school until the parliamentary elections in September, as she thought that… Read more

Screening date: November 8, 2019

Climate Change - The Facts

Climate Change
In this 2019 movie, after one of the hottest years on record, 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. They also reveal what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for both human populations and the natural world in… Read more

Screening date: November 8, 2019

Just Eat It

Sustainability
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. Filmmaking couple Rustemeyer and Baldwin previously entered into a competition with one another in The Clean Bin Project: who can produce less trash? Carrying on the theme, the couple now turn… Read more

Screening date: October 4, 2019

Ghost Fleet

Sustainability
The Ghost Fleet is a documentary feature that uncovers the vast injustice of slavery in the Thai fishing industry through thrilling escape stories. Thailand supplies a large portion of America’s seafood, but 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. Once at sea, the men… Read more

Screening date: September 6, 2019

Closing the Loop

Climate Change
Going “circular” refers to the necessary change from our current take-make-waste linear economy to a borrow-use-return circular economy (sometimes also referred to as the zero-waste or cradle-to-cradle economy). The film is directed by A two-time Telly Award and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Graham Sheldon and presented by global sustainability expert, Prof. Dr Wayne Visser. And despite its dire warnings – John Elkington, famous for coining the “triple bottom line” of… Read more

Screening date: June 28, 2019

Welcome to Sodom

Sustainability
Agbogloshi, Accra is proven to be one of most poisonous places. It is the largest electronic waste dump in the world. It. About 6000 women, men and children live and work here. They call it SODOM. Every year about 250.000 tons of sorted out computers, smartphones, air conditions tanks and other devices from a far away electrified and digitalized world end up here. Shipped to Ghana illegally. Cleverly interwoven, the… Read more

Screening date: May 31, 2019

Soyalism

Sustainability
In a world struck by climate change and overpopulation, food production control is increasingly becoming a huge business for a handful of giant corporations. Following the industrial production chain of pork and the related soybean monoculture, from China to Brazil through the United States and Mozambique, the documentary describes the enormous concentration of power in the hands of these Western and Chinese companies. This movement is putting out of business… Read more

Screening date: May 3, 2019

Do you trust this computer?

Social issues
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. Incomprehensible amounts of data are being created, interpreted, and fed back to us in a tsunami of apps, personal assistants, smart devices, and targeted advertisements. Virtually every industry on earth is experiencing this transformation, from job automation, to medical diagnostics, even military operations. "Do… Read more

Screening date: March 22, 2019

The Swedish Theory of Love

Social issues
Sweden is typically portrayed as having a perfectly organized society in which everyone has equal opportunities for an independent existence. One upshot is that people don’t need to ask anyone else for help or favors, bringing contact between individuals to an absolute minimum. Half the population lives in single households, and more and more women are choosing for single motherhood through artificial insemination. Meanwhile, the number of people dying alone… Read more

Screening date: February 22, 2019

Bushfallers - A Journey Of Chasing Dreams

Social issues
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? BUSHFALLERS – A Journey of Chasing Dreams enters a world between aspiration and reality, between happiness and sadness, always searching for the inner desire… Read more

Screening date: January 18, 2019