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Dutch Global Health Film Festival

The Dutch Global Health Film Festival aims to bring people together around issues in global health through film and dialogue. Taking place in five cities across The Netherlands, the festival will present hard-hitting films which speak to some of today’s pressing Global Health challenges.

The Amsterdam event will take place on Saturday the 8th of February 2020, between 16:00 and 22:00 at KIT Royal Tropical Institute.

Amsterdam Programme:


From director Damon Gameau, comes an aspirational journey to discover what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best that exists today.

El Susto

Mexico’s Number One Killer is not cartels. It’s Type 2 Diabetes. El Susto (The Shock) tells the story of how courageous public health activists in Mexico stirred a giant, the powerful beverage industry, aka “Big Soda”, when they took action to curb sugary drink consumption, with sobering and inspiring lessons for the rest of the world.


An observational documentary about people with mental illness who are leaving their institution after decades spent in isolation, and once they get out, trying to put their shattered lives back together.

Information & Tickets

Each film will be preceded by a short movie and followed by a panel discussion with experts on the topic.

The speakers will be announced shortly on the festival Facebook page:

Tickets are available for individual movies or for the entire evening. If you would like to attend the whole programme, there is also an option to include dinner, which will be served between the second and third movie.

For more information about the festival, and to purchase tickets visit: