Celebrating films - both fact and fiction - with a distinctive Human Rights theme, the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival has been running since 1994. This year's programme features a strong documentary line-up, including Sundance winners Enemies Of Happiness and Hot House. Among the stand-out fiction films on display are Oscar-winner The Lives Of Others and fellow Oscar nominee Days Of Glory.

The festival ran at venues across London, Toronto and San Francisco earlier in the year. The festival is currently running in Chicago, until May 17 and the New York line-up - running from June 14 to 28 - has been announced. Read our interview with We'll Never Meet Childhood Again director Sam Lawlor.

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Black Gold
Black Gold
A documentary examining the inequities of the coffee trade.
The Devil Came On Horseback
The Devil Came On Horseback
One man's mission to tell the world about genocide in Sudan.
The Lives Of Others
The Lives Of Others
East German secret police spy on a playwright and follow the course of his life over a number of years.
Days Of Glory
Days Of Glory
Four North African men join the French army to fight the Nazis, but will their deeds be remembered?
Suffering And Smiling
Suffering And Smiling
Documentary about musician and political activist Femi Kuti and the legacy of his father's push for a better life for the people of Nigeria.
Total Denial
Total Denial
Fighting the multinationals in Burma through US courts.
Carla's List
Carla's List
Documentary about the pursuit of war criminals in the former Yugoslavia.
El Violin
El Violin
An old violinist tries to help his son's guerrilla faction.
Rosita
Rosita
Documentary about a Nicaraguan girl aged nine who gets pregnant after being raped and has to fight for an abortion.
Enemies Of Happiness
Enemies Of Happiness
Sundance award-winning documentary about Malalai Joya's campaign to be elected to the Afghanistan parliament.
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