Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015

Screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center from June 11 to 21.

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No Land's Song No Land's Song
No Land's Song and Life Is Sacred
3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Marc Silver)
Documentary about the trial of Michael Dunn, who shot an unarmed teenager and claimed a 'stand your ground' defence.
Beats Of The Antonov (Country: South Africa, Sudan; Year: 2014; Director: Hajooj Kuka)
Documentary, capturing the lives of Sudan's displaced population.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (Year: 2015; Director: Stanley Nelson)
Story of the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party.
Burden Of Peace (Country: Netherlands, Guatemala, Spain; Year: 2014; Director: Joey Boink, Sander Wirken; Writer: Joey Boink, Sander Wirken)
The four-year term of Guatemala's first female Attorney General, Claudia Paz y Paz, sees her battle against the impunity of organised criminal gangs and the country's former military rulers.
Cartel Land (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2015; Director: Matthew Heineman)
Vigilantes on both sides of the Mexican Border with the US take on the drug cartels.
Burden Of Peace Burden Of Peace
Burden Of Peace and The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution
The Dream Of Shahrazad (Country: France, Netherlands, Turkey, South Africa, Egypt, Lebanon; Year: 2014; Director: Francois Verster; Writer: Francois Verster)
Explores how music and storytelling can serve as an outlet for citizens to process political upheaval.
Life Is Sacred (Country: Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Colombia; Year: 2014; Director: Andreas Dalsgaard, Vivana Gomez, Nicolas Servide; Writer: Andreas Dalsgaard)
Antanas Mockus, the former Mayor of Bogota, challenges the normal violent political practice by running an unusually positive campaign in Colombia's 2010 presidential elections.
The Look Of Silence (Country: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Indonesia, UK; Year: 2014; Director: Joshua Oppenheimer)
Consideration of Indonesian genocide.
No Land's Song (Country: Germany, France, Iran; Year: 2014; Director: Ayat Najafi; Writer: Ayat Najafi; Stars: Imed Alibi, Parvin Azimi, Elise Caron, Jeanne Cherhal, Chakad Fesharaki, Sébastien Hoog, Ali Kazemian, Emel Mathlouthi, Sara Najafi, Edward Perraud, Ali Rahimi, Sayeh Sodeyfi, Maryam Tajhdeh)
The Islamic revolution of 1979 banned female singers from appearing in public in Iran. Now Ayat Najafi tries to revive tradition, planning an evening of Iranian and French female soloists to rebuild shattered cultural bridges - but can it work?
Of Men And War (Year: 2014; Director: Laurent Bécue-Renard)
Anger consumes a squad of combat vets years after they return from the front. The dozen warriors in Of Men and War come home to the United States, but their minds are stuck out on the battlefield.
Cartel Land Cartel Land
Cartel Land and The Look Of Silence
(T)error (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe)
The first film to document on camera a covert counterterrorism sting as it unfolds.
This Is My Land (Country: France, Poland, Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territory; Year: 2014; Director: Tamara Erde; Writer: Tamara Erde)
Looking at the Palestinian and Israeli education systems and the way they teach the history of their nations.
The Trials Of Spring (Country: US, Egypt; Year: 2015; Director: Gini Reticker)
Three women in Egypt fight for the original goals of the Arab Spring.
The Wanted 18 (Country: Canada, Occupied Palestinian Territory, France; Year: 2014; Director: Paul Cowan, Amer Shomali; Writer: Paul Cowan; Stars: Alison Darcy, Rosann Nerenberg, Holly O'Brien)
Through a mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel."
What Tomorrow Brings (Country: US, Afghanistan; Year: 2014; Director: Beth Murphy; Writer: Beth Murphy)
A year in the life of the first all-girls school in a remote, conservative Afghan village.
3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets
3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets and The Yes Men Are Revolting
The Yes Men Are Revolting (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno; Stars: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno), Official Site, Trailer
The political pranks by the Yes Men - and the toll it has taken on their relationship.
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