Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2018

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The Workers Cup The Workers Cup
The Workers Cup and The Poetess
12 Days (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Raymond Depardon)
Ava (Country: Iran, Canada, Qatar; Year: 2017; Director: Sadaf Foroughi; Writer: Sadaf Foroughi; Stars: Vahid Aghapoor, Parnian Akhtari, Sarah Alimoradi, Mona Ghiasi, Houman Hoursan, Mahour Jabbari, Bahar Noohian, Leili Rashidi, Shayesteh Sajadi, Vahid Aghapoor, Parnian Akhtari, Sarah Alimoradi, Mona Ghiasi, Houman Hoursan, Mahour Jabbari)
A youngster in Iran begins to rebel.
A Cambodian Spring (Year: 2017; Director: Chris Kelly)
An intimate portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and aggressive sweep of forced evictions.
The Force (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Peter Nicks; Writer: Linda Davis, Lawrence Lerew, Peter Nicks)
This cinema verité look at the long-troubled Oakland Police Department goes deep inside their struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson and an explosive scandal. World premiere
Insha'Allah Democracy (Country: US, UK, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates; Year: 2017; Director: Mohammed Naqvi; Writer: Mohammed Naqvi; Stars: Benazir Bhutto, Pervez Musharraf, Nawaz Sharif)
With the filmmaker about to vote in Pakistan for the first time, he questions whether democracy is fully possible in the country.
Ava Ava
Ava and A Cambodian Spring
The Long Season (Year: 2017; Director: Leonard Retel Helmrich)
Life for Syrian refugees in a Lebanese refugee camp.
Muhi - Generally Temporary (Year: 2017; Director: Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander, Tamir Elterman)
The story of a young boy from Gaza who has been trapped for years in an Israeli hospital.
Naila And The Uprising (Year: 2017; Director: Julia Bacha), Official Site
The story of Naila Ayesh, who played a key role in the nonviolent Palestinian uprising known as the First Intifada.
The Poetess (Year: 2017; Director: Stefanie Brockhaus, Andreas Wolff)
The story of Saudi poetess, Hissa Hilal.
Silas (Country: Canada, South Africa, Kenya; Year: 2017; Director: Hawa Essuman, Anjali Nayar; Writer: Anjali Nayar)
Documentary about Liberian activist Silas Siakor who is a tireless crusader against illegal logging.
This Is Congo This Is Congo
This Is Congo and The Force
This Is Congo (Country: US, Congo; Year: 2017; Director: Daniel McCabe)
Documentary about conflict in the DRC.
Whose Streets? (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Sabaah Jordan)
A nonfiction account of the Ferguson uprising told by the people who lived it, this is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown inspired a community to fight back — and sparked a global movement.
Women Of The Venezuelan Chaos (Year: 2017; Director: Margarita Cadenas)
Female perspectives of a country in crisis.
The Workers Cup (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Adam Sobel)
Documentary about the emigre workers building football stadiums in Qatar.
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