The opening night film Forget Me Not is an intimate documentary that follows the film’s director, Olivier Bernier, his wife Hilda and their three-year-old son Emilio as they navigate New York City’s public school system.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Human Rights Watch Film Festival
WHERE: New York, USA
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. We work tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep rooted change and fight to bring greater justice and security to people around the world. Through our 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 to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.
‘The 8th’ Opens and ‘Unapologetic’ Closes 25th Human Rights Watch Film Festival, UK Digital Edition Lineup
The 2021 Human Rights Watch Film Festival celebrates 25 years with a digital edition featuring 10 powerful and uplifting new documentaries.
Erika Cohn’s BELLY OF THE BEAST to World Premiere at Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York Digital Edition
Filmed over seven years, Erika Cohn’s ‘Belly of the Beast’ exposes modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons.
For the first time ever, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will expand beyond New York City and present a digital edition of its full slate of films.
The 8th from directors Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O’Boyle, and Aideen Kane tells the story of Irish women’s fight to overturn one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the world.
Kenyan Documentary I AM SAMUEL to U.S. Premiere at Human Rights Watch Film Festival NY Digital Edition
Kenyan director Pete Murimi’s documentary I am Samuel will have its U.S. premiere at 2020 Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York Digital Edition.
Eunice Lau Tackles Radicalization in Documentary ACCEPT THE CALL at Human Rights Watch Film Festival
In the new documentary film Accept the Call from Eunice Lau, a father seeks to understand why his son is accused of terrorism.
Jason DaSilva’s Multiple Sclerosis Documentary WHEN WE WALK to Premiere at Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Disability activist and filmmaker Jason DaSilva will premiere When We Walk the follow-up to his 2013 documentary When I Walk, at the 2019 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City.
The 30 Anniversary of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City will showcase 13 timely and provocative films, from June 13 to 20, 2019.
The award-winning documentary The Silence of Others is a beautiful, cinematic, and poetic film about the people who are fighting for justice and a reckoning in Spain on crimes committed by the Franco regime
2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival to Showcase 15 Films – 12 Directed by Women, Opens with ON HER SHOULDERS
This year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival will showcase 15 timely and provocative documentary and narrative works, screening June 14 to 21, 2018 in New York City.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London Will Feature 14 Award Winning Films, Opens with “Naila and the Uprising” | Trailers
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London from March 8 to 16, 2018, will feature 14 award-winning international documentary and feature films, half of them directed by women.