“What Matters” is a film project on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which the international literature festival launched and completed in 2017/2018. The film features 30 authors, actors, students, and pupils from different countries, each of whom reads one article of the famous declaration. Among others, it features Vivienne Westwood, Nina Hoss, Can Dündar, Patti Smith, Simon Rattle, Ai Weiwei, Elfriede Jelinek, and David Grossman.
The film is currently subtitled in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, German, English, French, Hindi, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. It will be released around the world on the 70th anniversary of the Declaration on December 10, 2018.