Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2022

Monday, May 23 - Thursday, May 26, 2022

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, now in its 33rd year, will present a full edition of 10 groundbreaking new films, available both in-person and online nationwide in the U.S., from May 20 to 26, 2022. For the first time in two years, the New York festival will be back with a full program of in-person screenings at Film at Lincoln Center and IFC Center, with in-depth discussions with filmmakers, film participants, activists and Human Rights Watch researchers. The festival will continue to offer the opportunity to watch all 10 new films online across the U.S. with a full digital edition of the film festival.

This year’s edition highlights activism and features courageous individuals around the world standing up to powerful forces and demanding change.

The full festival lineup is available to audiences across US to stream at their own pace from May 20 at 9am EST – 11:59pm PST on the film festival’s digital festival platform.

Photo from THE JANES directed by Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes.

Series Films

Past Films