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This international film festival aims to showcase the stories of activists and survivors from across the globe.
Currently in its 17th 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 runs from March 13 to 22 at cinemas including the Curzon Soho, Curzon Mayfair, ICA and Ritzy Brixton. It will open with Kim Longinotto's Salma and feature the Oscar-nominated films War Witch and The Gatekeepers.
The New York edition of the festival will run from June 13 to 23.
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The story of a woman shut away by her family for 25 years, who became a published poet, politician and activist.
Tribute to the photojournalist and documentarian who was killed in Libya in 2011.
A young Saudi girl who will stop at nothing to earn enough money to buy the bicycle she craves.
People responsible for the mass murder of suspeced Communists at the onset of the military regime in 1965 are challenged to restage their actions and question the pride they still take in them.
The love story of human rights activist Kirsty Sword and political prisoner Xanana Gusmão.
Nagieb Khaja, a Danish journalist of Afghan origin, gives people living in outlying communities in Helmand province mobile phones equipped with cameras and asks them to film their daily lives.
The story of two men with albinism in Tanzania pursuing their dreams in the face of virulent prejudice.
Six former heads of Israel’s internal security agency, the Shin Bet, discuss their nation’s past, present and future.
A former child soldier recounts her past to her unborn child.
After her brother has an accident, her father is forced to sell her younger sister into an arranged marriage, but Coumba hatches a plan to save her.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival Features
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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