Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 23, 2013

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For more than 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to: investigate abuses in 90 countries to assemble an accurate and objective picture; expose wrong doing through global media outlets using testimony and multimedia as irrefutable evidence; and change policy at the highest levels of government through targeted and relentless pressure to secure justice for all.

Through the Human Rights Watch Film Festival we bear witness to human rights violations and create a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference. The film festival brings human rights abuses to life through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all.

Additional screenings take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, click here for more information.



99%—The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film

99%—The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film

Friday, June 14, 2013
New York premiere! Filmmakers in person! In September 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement propelled issues of economic inequality into the spotlight. 99% - The Occupy Wall Street... more...



The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

Tuesday, June 18 - Wednesday, June 19, 2013
A true cinematic experiment, THE ACT OF KILLING explores a chapter of Indonesia’s history in a way bound to stir debate—by enlisting a group of former killers, including Indonesian paramilitary leader... more...



Born This Way

Born This Way

Saturday, June 22, 2013
New York premiere! Filmmaker in person! There are more arrests for homosexuality in Cameroon than in any other country in the world. With intimate access to the lives of four young... more...



Camera/Woman

Camera/Woman

Sunday, June 16, 2013
US premiere! Filmmaker in person! With enthusiastic musicians and ornate wedding parties setting the stage, we meet Khadija, a Moroccan divorcee who works as a camerawoman at weddings... more...



Camp 14 – Total Control Zone

Camp 14 – Total Control Zone

Thursday, June 20, 2013
New York premiere! Filmmaker in person! CAMP 14 – TOTAL CONTROL ZONE is a fascinating portrait of a young man who grew up imprisoned by dehumanizing violence yet still found the will... more...



deepsouth

deepsouth

Saturday, June 15 - Monday, June 17, 2013
New York premiere! Filmmaker in person! deepsouth explores the rural American South and the people who inhabit its most distant corners. Beneath layers of history, poverty, and now... more...



Fatal Assistance

Fatal Assistance

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Festival Centerpiece -- US premiere! Filmmaker in person! Award-winning Haitian born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a two-year journey inside the challenging, contradictory, and colossal... more...



In the Shadow of the Sun

In the Shadow of the Sun

Saturday, June 15, 2013
US premiere! Filmmaker in person! Additional screenings take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, click here for... more...



The New Black

The New Black

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
New York premiere! Filmmaker in person! THE NEW BLACK tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights... more...



The Parade

The Parade

Monday, June 17, 2013
Srdjan Dragojevic’s THE PARADE takes a comedic look at Serbia through the lens of one group’s fight to hold a Gay Pride parade in Belgrade. When a bulldog is shot, an improbable alliance develops.... more...



Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
New York festival premiere! Filmmakers in person! In the winter of 2011, after a controversial election, Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin as president of Russia. The vote followed... more...



Salma

Salma

Friday, June 14, 2013
New York premiere! Like many other women in rural South Asia, Salma, a young Muslim girl in India, was forced into seclusion once she reached puberty. She was forbidden by her family... more...



Tall as the Baobab Tree

Tall as the Baobab Tree

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Closing night film -- New York premiere! Filmmaker in person! 7:00 show SOLD OUT; 9:15 show added with director intro -- click... more...



The Undocumented

The Undocumented

Friday, June 21, 2013
New York premiere! Filmmaker in person! Since 1998 more than 2000 dead bodies and skeletal remains of illegal border crossers have been found in the desert in southern Arizona. The... more...



An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story

An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story

Sunday, June 16, 2013
New York premiere! Filmmakers and film subject in person! In 1986, Michael Morton’s wife Christine was brutally murdered in front of their only child, and Michael was convicted of... more...





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