This international festival aims to galvanise audiences through fiction and factual films to challenge injustices across the globe. This year's festival runs from March 7 to 16, opening with This Is Congo

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The Poetess
The Poetess
The story of Saudi poetess, Hissa Hilal.
The Workers Cup
The Workers Cup
Documentary about the emigre workers building football stadiums in Qatar.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Features

With the workers
Adam Sobel on his portrait of the Qatar migrant labour force The Workers Cup.
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Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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New Directors/New Films
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Glasgow Short Film Festival
Scotland's premier celebration of short film returns

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