Combined excursion: Filmhuis Den Haag - Humanity House
Combined excursion: Filmhuis Den Haag

Experience, meet & watch

In this combined excursion organized by Humanity House, Dutch Council for Refugees, Movies that Matter and Filmhuis Den Haag, students explore the themes of human rights, migration and asylum policy. During the journey of experience and the film, students are invited in various ways to reflect on the asylum provided for refugees.

Refugees dominate the news. The number of people fleeing from war, violence and repression shows no sign of abating. Many people risk their lives trying to reach Europe, but more and more European countries are closing their borders. What’s it really like to have to flee your home? In this programme, students find that out for themselves in three different ways.

After the interactive journey of discovery at Humanity House, your students get the opportunity to listen to 8 different personal stories of people who have fled themselves.Your students discover that somebody who lives in or flees from a war zone is a human being just like them, with dreams, feelings and fears. Somebody who goes to school or work, enjoys spending time with family and friends and doing things they like. In short: living a life that is not all that different to theirs.

After visiting Humanity House you and your students watch one of the films listed below at Filmhuis Den Haag. A suitable film that tells a wonderfully personal story is available to suit all levels of secondary education.

Optional: a personal Encounter with a refugee who will tell his/her story.

For more information and bookings, phone 070 – 345 99 00 or email

Our film selection

#ChicagoGirl – secondary school, upper years

From a Chicago suburb, the nineteen-year-old Ala’a Basatneh maintains an online network of revolutionaries in Syria. As the war continues, the question to be asked is what is the most effective way of ousting a dictator: social media or an AK-47?


Target group:Secondary school students
Price:€ 11,50* per pupil
Duration:Half a day
Number of students:Max. 30 per group
Number of supervisors:2 from school

*Prices include VAT.
We can also put together a special programme for larger groups.
Extra: introduction to the film for an extra €79 per group.


Link to the subjects:
Citizenship, Civics, History and Geography, Philosophy, Media Literacy

Link to core objectives:
Man & Society (36, 38, 43, 47)
Art & Culture (48, 52)
Dutch (1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)

Social and cultural skills, critical thinking, working together, creative thinking and communicating

Aim of the lesson

  • Students learn the difference between a refugee, a displaced person and an asylum seeker.
  • Students acquire greater insight into the lives of refugees.
  • Students learn how to help refugees.
  • Students respect other people’s opinions even though they may not share them. They are prepared to change their opinion.

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