I Am Not Your Negro to open festival I Am Not Your Negro to open festival

This international film festival turns 21 in 2017. 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, the London edition of the festival will run from March 6 to 17, with films also being screened on MUBI.

The festival will open with Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro.

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No Dress Code Required
No Dress Code Required
Víctor and Fernando, a devoted, unassuming couple from Mexicali, Mexico, find themselves in the centre of a legal firestorm over their desire to get married.
Girl Unbound: The War To Be Her
Girl Unbound: The War To Be Her
A young woman represents Pakistan on the national squash team, despite the Taliban's threats.
City Of Ghosts
City Of Ghosts
The citizen journalists risking their lives to report on atrocities within in Syria.
Black Code
Black Code
Examining the human rights pros and cons of the internet in terms of citizen journalism and global surveillance.
Tickling Giants
Tickling Giants
Charting Bassem Youssef’s rise as Egypt’s foremost on-screen satirist.
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro
Essay film based on James Baldwin's writing about the story of race in modern America.
The Good Postman
The Good Postman
In a small Bulgarian village troubled by the ongoing refugee crisis, a local postman runs for mayor — and learns that even minor deeds can outweigh good intentions.
The Settlers
The Settlers
A comprehensive examination of the settlement movement in the West Bank.
Granito
Granito
Documentary charting the Mayan people's fight for justice in Guatemala and the key role played by documentarian Pamela Yates.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Features

World of difference
Adam Sobel on his portrait of the Qatar migrant labour force The Workers Cup.
Gentleman of letters
Gay Talese on the importance of James Baldwin and films in I Am Not Your Negro.
Recollections of James Baldwin
Gay Talese on the man behind the legend and I Am Not Your Negro.
Story of The Settlers
Shimon Dotan on the history and potential future of Israeli settlers in the West Bank.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival News

Human Rights Watch Film Festival line-up announced
Showcase opens with Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro.
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