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This international film festival turns 21 in 2017. 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, the London edition of the festival will run from March 6 to 17, with films also being screened on MUBI.
The festival opened with Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro.
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Examining the human rights pros and cons of the internet in terms of citizen journalism and global surveillance.
Víctor and Fernando, a devoted, unassuming couple from Mexicali, Mexico, find themselves in the centre of a legal firestorm over their desire to get married.
A young woman represents Pakistan on the national squash team, despite the Taliban's threats.
The citizen journalists risking their lives to report on atrocities within in Syria.
Charting Bassem Youssef’s rise as Egypt’s foremost on-screen satirist.
Essay film based on James Baldwin's writing about the story of race in modern America.
In a small Bulgarian village troubled by the ongoing refugee crisis, a local postman runs for mayor — and learns that even minor deeds can outweigh good intentions.
A comprehensive examination of the settlement movement in the West Bank.
Documentary charting the Mayan people's fight for justice in Guatemala and the key role played by documentarian Pamela Yates.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival Features
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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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