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This international film festival aims to showcase the stories of activists and survivors from across the globe.
Now in its 19th year, it brings together documentary and fiction films with the intention of galvanising those who watch them to join those taking action against injustices many face every day.
This year's London arm of the festival will run from March 18 to 27 at the Barbican, Curzon Soho and Ritzy Picturehouse. The gala benefit is at the British Museum. The festival will include live music performances following screenings of Beats of the Antonov and No Land’s Song and a Guardian Masterclass focusing on human rights reporting and digital storytelling. The opening night film (on March 19) will be The Yes Men are Revolting, attended by Laura Nix and the Yes Men.
View previous years coverage of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival festival:
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Documentary tracks power brokers in Zimbabwe who are trying to compose a new constitution.
Documentary, capturing the lives of Sudan's displaced population.
The political pranks by the Yes Men - and the toll it has taken on their relationship.
The Islamic revolution of 1979 banned female singers from appearing in public in Iran. Now Ayat Najafi tries to revive tradition, planning an evening of Iranian and French female soloists to rebuild shattered cultural bridges - but can it work?
Antanas Mockus, the former Mayor of Bogota, challenges the normal violent political practice by running an unusually positive campaign in Colombia's 2010 presidential elections.
The four-year term of Guatemala's first female Attorney General, Claudia Paz y Paz, sees her battle against the impunity of organised criminal gangs and the country's former military rulers.
How China's Uyghur minority got caught up in the US invasion of Iraq and ended up illegally detained in Guantanamo.
A young woman travels to Peru in the hope of better understanding a troubling family legacy.
Documentary about photographer Sebastião Salgado.
The story of Maziar Bahari, the journalist who was detained for 188 days in Iran.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival Features
Hidden in plain sight Joanna Coates on Hide And Seek.
Inside Jeunet's box of tricks From boyhood puppets to 3D.
Egoyan on the sombre side Director finds inspiration close to home.
Why Nicole would always choose love Cannes opening star on her highs and lows.
Lone wolf John Jarrett on murder, mayhem and Wolf Creek 2.
A red carpet night for The Unknown Known Errol Morris and the stars come out for Donald Rumsfeld documentary.
The making of a Minister Bertrand Tavernier on Quai D'Orsay.
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