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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.
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Vigilantes on both sides of the Mexican Border with the US take on the drug cartels.
Story of the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party.
Consideration of Indonesian genocide.
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.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival Features
The first resistance Oliver Hirschbiegel on 13 Minutes, Nazis and Georg Elser's assassination attempt on Hitler.
Keitel - a man for all seasons Youth star Harvey on Sorrentino, Campion and Scorsese.
Subverting old tales from the future, part 2 Crumbs director Miguel Llansó on the "other Spanish cinema" and what's next for him.
Udo Kier's life on the dark side Cult star on playing evil, Fassbinder, Von Trier and Van Sant.
Subverting old tales from the future, part 1 Crumbs director Miguel Llansó on making an anti-Cinderella.
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