Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2007
Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib
Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib and John & Jane
Black Gold (Country: UK, US; Year: 2006; Director: Marc Francis, Nick Francis; Writer: Lisa Ko, Eric Martin; Stars: Terrence Howard)
A documentary examining the inequities of the coffee trade.
Carla's List (La Liste De Carla) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2006; Director: Marcel Schüpback; Writer: Marcel Schüpback)
Documentary about the pursuit of war criminals in the former Yugoslavia.
Days Of Glory (Indigènes) (Country: France/Morocco/Algeria/Belgium; Year: 2006; Director: Rachid Bouchareb; Writer: Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle; Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Bernard Blancan, Mathieu Simonet)
Four North African men join the French army to fight the Nazis, but will their deeds be remembered?
The Devil Came On Horseback (Country: USA; Year: 2007; Director: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg; Writer: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg; Stars: Brian Steidle), Official Site
One man's mission to tell the world about genocide in Sudan.
El Violin (The Violin) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2006; Director: Francisco Vargas Quevedo; Writer: Francisco Vargas Quevedo; Stars: Don Angel Tavira, Gerardo Taracena, Dagoberto Gama, Octavio Castro, Mario Garibaldi)
An old violinist tries to help his son's guerrilla faction.
Black Gold Black Gold
Black Gold and My Country, My Country
Enemies Of Happiness (Vores lykkes fjender) (Country: Denmark, Norway, Finland; Year: 2006; Director: Eva Mulvad)
Sundance award-winning documentary about Malalai Joya's campaign to be elected to the Afghanistan parliament.
Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib (Country: USA; Year: 2007; Director: Rory Kennedy)
Documentary investigation into the torture scandal at Abu Ghraib prison.
Hot House (Country: Israel; Year: 2006; Director: Shimon Dotan)
Sundance award-winning exploration of the rising tide of Palestinian leadership within Israel's jails.
John & Jane (John and Jane) (Country: India; Year: 2005; Director: Ashim Ahluwalia)
A documentary about Indian call centre workers.
KZ (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Rex Bloomstein)
Exploration of the dark ironies surrounding Austria's Mauthausen concentration camp.
Hot House Hot House
Hot House and We'll Never Meet Childhood Again
The Lives Of Others (Das Leben Der Anderen) (Country: Germany; Year: 2006; Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; Writer: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; Stars: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme)
East German secret police spy on a playwright and follow the course of his life over a number of years.
My Country, My Country (Country: USA; Year: 2006; Director: Laura Poitras)
The 2005 elections seen through the eyes of an ordinary Iraqi man.
Offside (Country: Iran; Year: 2006; Director: Jafar Panahi; Writer: Jafar Panahi, Shadmehr Rastin; Stars: Ida Sadeghi, Shayesteh Irani, Safar Samandar, M Kheyrabadi, Mahnaz Zabihi, Golnaz Farmani, Sima Mobarak Shahi, M R Gharadaghi, Nazanin Sedighzadeh, Reza Farhadi, M Kheymeh Kabood)
Documentary about Iran's female footie fans.
The Railroad All-Stars (Estrellas de La Línea) (Country: Guatemala; Year: 2006; Director: Chema Rodríguez; Writer: Chema Rodríguez)
Documentary about Guatemalan sex workers who formed a successful football team.
The Refugee All Stars (Country: USA; Year: 2005; Director: Zach Niles, Banker White; Writer: Jim Bruce, Zach Niles, Banker White; Stars: Efuah Grace Ampomah, Abdul Rahim Kamara, Reuben Koroma, Francis John Langba), Official Site
A documentary about a band formed by refugees from the conflict in Sierra Leone.
Suffering And Smiling Suffering And Smiling
Suffering And Smiling and Enemies Of Happiness
Rosita (Country: US/Nicaragua/Costa Rica; Year: 2005; Director: Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater; Writer: Maria Lopez Vigil)
Documentary about a Nicaraguan girl aged nine who gets pregnant after being raped and has to fight for an abortion.
Suffering And Smiling (Country: Nigeria, US; Year: 2006; Director: Dan Ollman; Stars: Femi Kuti)
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 (Country: Bulgaria/Italy; Year: 2006; Director: Milena Kaneva)
Fighting the multinationals in Burma through US courts.
Water (Country: Canada, India; Year: 2005; Director: Deepa Mehta; Writer: Deepa Mehta; Stars: Lisa Ray, Sarala, Buddhi Wickrama, Rinsly Weerarathne, Iranganie Serasinghe, Hermantha Gamage, Ronica Sajnani, Manorama, Rishma Malik, Seema Biswas, Vidula Javalgekar)
The final part of Mehta's elementary trilogy about India.
We'll Never Meet Childhood Again (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Sam Lawlor and Lindsay Pollock)
Documentary charting children who have grown up with HIV in Romania and the extraordinary people who have looked after them.
Rosita Rosita
Rosita and Total Denial
The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Country: Germany / Italy / Spain / France / Ireland / UK; Year: 2006; Director: Ken Loach; Writer: Paul Laverty; Stars: Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Gerard Kearney, William Ruane, Orla Fitzgerald, Siobhan McSweeney, Roger Allam, Frank Bourke)
The budding years of the IRA as country boys oppose the brutal suppression of the Black & Tans

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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