Feeling sympathy for people living in difficult circumstances? On Saturday evening November 14 you will get a chance to see the critically acclaimed drama “Biutiful”, a Spanish/Mexican production from 2010 on a wide screen.
It it’s not just the movie, it’s music, drinks and discussion. Welcome to the first edition of Just Movies! A series of films on modern slavery, poverty and violence on the one hand and a discussion on the fight for justice on the other hand.
The movie will not only give you a personal insight into the lives of people trying to survive the poor situations they are finding themselves in, but you will also get an insight into the consequences of actions of the violators and the actions you could take yourself… Just Movies is an initiative by Hague volunteers of the NGO International Justice Mission (IJM).
19.00 Doors open @ Bezuidenhoutseweg 157, 2594 AG Den Haag.
Live music by Christiana Bohorques, singer songwriter and composer.
19:30 Welcome and Introduction International Justice Mission by Peter de Bos, Volunteer at IJM the Netherlands
20:00 Short film: Ted talk Gary Haugen: the hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now
20:30 Feature film: Biutiful (drama, 2010, director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
23.00 Discussion and drinks
23:45 End of Programma
* Proceedings go to the NGO International Justice Mission
About International Justice Mission (IJM) “Justice for the poor”
Throughout the developing world, fear of violence is part of everyday life for the poor. It’s as much a part of poverty as hunger, disease or malnutrition. The poorest are so vulnerable because their justice systems – police, courts and laws – don’t protect them from violent people. According to the United Nations, justice systems in the developing world are so broken that the majority of poor people live life “far from the law’s protection.” International Justice Mission is a global team of nearly 600 lawyers, social workers, investigators, community activists and other professionals, protecting the poor from violence in nearly 20 communities throughout the developing world. Through the support of a global movement of friends and partners, IJM collaborates with local authorities to rescue thousands of victims of everyday violence and put hundreds of violent criminals behind bars. Each day there is powerful proof that justice for the poor is possible.
Feature film Biutiful
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Biutiful” stars the Oscar-nominated Javier Bardem as Uxbal, a low-level criminal in Barcelona who is told by his doctor he has very little time to live, while he has two kids to take care of. Uxbal manages a group of African immigrants who sells fake designer purses made by poor Chinese immigrants in a shoddy little factory. He’s the go-between, passing off the purses to the Africans, and passing bribes to the cops to keep the vendors from being arrested and/or deported. The movie captures the sense of the cyclical trap these characters are in, all depending on each other. What can Uxbal do about the situation he finds himself in?