This international festival aims to galvanise audiences through fiction and factual films to challenge injustices across the globe. This year's festival runs from March 7 to 16, opening with This Is Congo

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Ava
Ava
A youngster in Iran begins to rebel.
On Her Shoulders
On Her Shoulders
A Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor, 23-year-old Nadia Murad is determined to tell the world her story. As her journey leads down paths of advocacy and fame, she becomes the voice of her people and their best hope to spur the world to action.
Anote's Ark
Anote's Ark
A documentary looking at the impact of climate change on the island nation of Kiribati.
The Silence Of Others
The Silence Of Others
The struggle against the amnesty law in Spain for those who committed atrocities under the rule of General Franco.
Angkar
Angkar
A documentarian follows her father as he goes on a journey to confront former Khmer Rouge executioners.
What Will People Say
What Will People Say
Sixteen-year-old Nisha lives a double life.
A Cambodian Spring
A Cambodian Spring
An intimate portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and aggressive sweep of forced evictions.
The Poetess
The Poetess
The story of Saudi poetess, Hissa Hilal.
The Workers Cup
The Workers Cup
Documentary about the emigre workers building football stadiums in Qatar.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Features

With the workers
Adam Sobel on his portrait of the Qatar migrant labour force The Workers Cup.
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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