Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2019
When We Walk When We Walk
When We Walk and Bellingcat: Truth In A Post-Truth World
Accept The Call (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Eunice Lau)
A look at the forces that drive radicalisation through the prism of a single father and son relationship.
Advocate (Country: Israel, Canada, Switzerland; Year: 2019; Director: Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaïche)
Biographical documentary about Lea Tsemel who defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants.
Bellingcat: Truth In A Post-Truth World (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2018; Director: Hans Pool; Writer: Hans Pool; Stars: Claire Wardle, Alexa Koenig, Hadi Al-Khatib, Christiaan Triebert, Aidan White, Veli-Pekka Kivimäki, Aric Toler, Timmi Allen, Moritz Rakuszitzky, Roman Dovrokhotov, Wilbert Paulissen, Jay Rosen, Eliot Higgins, Claire Wardle, Alexa Koenig)
Looking at open-source investigation and the world of the 'citizen investigative journalist' collective Bellingcat.
Born In Evin (Country: Germany, Austria; Year: 2019; Director: Maryam Zaree)
The story of the family of director and actor Maryam Zaree, who sets out to investigate the circumstances of her birth in one of the world’s most notorious jails for political prisoners.
Everything Must Fall (Year: 2018; Director: Rehad Desai)
When South Africa’s universities raised their fees, a wave of students took to the streets in opposition. This film follows what happened next.
In Search... In Search...
In Search... and Advocate
In Search... (Country: Germany, Belgium, Kenya; Year: 2018; Director: Beryl Magoko; Writer: Beryl Magoko; Stars: Gati Magoko, Jule Katinka Cramer, Beryl Magoko, Gati Magoko, Jule Katinka Cramer, Beryl Magoko)
Documentary about the lasting trauma of female genital mutilation and the filmmaker's reconstructive journey.
It's All Good (Está Todo Bien) (Country: Venezuela, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Tuki Jencquel)
Examination of the healthcare crisis in Venezuela.
No Box For Me. An Intersex Story (Ni d'Eve, ni d'Adam: une histoire intersexe) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Floriane Devigne)
A burgeoning movement aims to demystify intersex identities and stop the practice of forced surgical interventions.
One Child Nation (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jialing Zhang and Nanfu Wang)
After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.
On The President's Orders (Country: US, UK, Philippines; Year: 2019; Director: James Jones, Olivier Sarbil)
Expose of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte's single-minded war on drugs.
Born In Evin Born In Evin
Born In Evin and No Box For Me. An Intersex Story
Screwdriver (Mafak) (Country: Palestine, US, Qatar; Year: 2018; Director: Bassam Jarbawi; Writer: Bassam Jarbawi; Stars: Ziad Bakri, Areen Omari, Jameel Khoury, Yasmine Qaddumi, Mariam Basha, Amir Khoury, Ziad Bakri, Areen Omari, Jameel Khoury, Yasmine Qaddumi, Mariam Basha, Amir Khoury)
After fifteen years of imprisonment, Ziad struggles to adjust to modern Palestinian life as the hero everyone hails him to be.
The Sweet Requiem (Country: India, US; Year: 2018; Director: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam; Writer: Tenzing Sonam; Stars: Tenzin Dolker, Jampa Kalsang Tamang, Tashi Choedon, Tenzin Dechen, Nyima Dhondup, Tsetun Dolma, Shavo Dorjee, Rabyoung Thonden Gyalkhang, Rinchen Palzom, Tenzin Phuntsok, Lhakpa Tsering, Tenzin Wangmo, Tenzin Dolker, Jampa Kalsang Tamang, Tashi Choedon)
At the age of eight, Dolkar fled her home with her father to escape Chinese armed forces, and faced an arduous journey across the Himalayas. Now 26, she lives in a Tibetan refugee colony in Delhi, where an unexpected encounter with a man from her past awakens long-suppressed memories.
When We Walk (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Jason DaSilva; Writer: Jason DaSilva, Julie Talen; Stars: Jason DaSilva, Jason DaSilva)
The challenges faced by filmmaker DaSilva, who was diagnosed with a rapidly progressing form of multiple sclerosis and who finds himself 'trapped' by the US medicaid system.

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