23 Mrt Talks, Documentaries & Human rights at Movies that Matter
Last weekend we were part of the Movies that Matter festival in The Hague. Besides talking to the visitors and getting some great feedback, we also went to see the movie “A Haunting History”. This documentary follows Anuol Deng (30), a newly qualified lawyer who, after studying in Britain, returns to South Sudan soon after the country’s independence. Coming home is not easy; the readjustment of living and working there holds more challenges than he has foreseen. When a new bloody civil war breaks out he suddenly has to flee the same bullets that chased him as a little boy. History is repeating itself and his motherland’s violent past haunts him down. We (the Ambassadors and the Volunteers) we’re impressed by the documentary. It was very special to get more information about the country of origin of the 3 Ambassadors that were present this weekend. Afterwards we had a great discussion and talk with Anuol and his nephew, who came to The Hague for the premiere.
A recap of the weekend: