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This international film festival notches up its 20th year in 2016. 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 9 to 18 at the Barbican, British Museum, Curzon Soho, Picturehouse Central and Ritzy Picturehouse. To celebrate this 20th anniversary edition the festival also includes four additional Special Programmes combining visual media with in-depth discussions about filmmaking and human rights between Human Rights Watch experts and independent human rights advocates including Charif Kiwan, spokesman for a Syrian film collective, the filmmakers Kim Longinotto, and James Brabazon, and photographers Giles Duley and Zalmaï.
The festival will open with a UK premiere benefit gala showing of Among The Believers.
View previous years coverage of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival festival:
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A portrait of women's rights activist Ye Hainan, detailing her struggles with the Chinese authorities.
Documentary about the death of Mark Duggan and the difficulty of finding work for young black men in Tottenham
The story of an aspirational young Afghan rapper whose family plan to sell her into marriage.
Coming of age story about five Turkish girls.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival Features
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Venice 2015: The state of independents Looking For Grace, The Daughter, Equals, The Childhood Of A Leader
Venice 2015: Peak viewing Reports on Everest, Black Mass, Spotlight and The Danish Girl.
Moving on up Anna Rose Holmer on adolescence, gender identity and self-determination in The Fits.
Scaling the heights with Everest Deauville opening night premiere
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