Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2020
Coded Bias Coded Bias
Coded Bias and Belly Of The Beast
The 8th (Country: US, Ireland; Year: 2020; Director: Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O'Boyle)
The story of how Ireland overturned one of the world's most restrictive laws on abortion.
Belly Of The Beast (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Erika Cohn)
Documentary about the involuntary sterilisation of women in the US federal prison system.
Opening night
Coded Bias (Code For Bias) (Country: US, China, UK; Year: 2020; Director: Shalini Kantayya; Writer: Shalini Kantayya; Stars: Joy Buolamwini, Silkie Carlo, Jenny Jones, Tranae Moran, Kc Solaris, Mark Zuckerberg, Joy Buolamwini, Silkie Carlo, Jenny Jones, Tranae Moran, Kc Solaris, Mark Zuckerberg)
Considering the racial bias issues of AI and facial recognition.
Down A Dark Stairwell (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Ursula Liang)
Documentary about criminal justice and race in NYC and a battle between the African American and Asian American communities over the police shooting of Akai Gurley.
From Here (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Christina Antonakos-Wallace)
The story of Tania, Sonny, Miman, and Akim - artists and activists based in Berlin and New York whose lives and futures hang in the balance of immigration and integration debates.
I Am Samuel I Am Samuel
I Am Samuel and Reunited
Gather (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Sanjay Rawal)
Profiling the fruits of the indigenous food sovereignty movement, including innovative changemakers in Native American tribes across North America reclaiming their identities after centuries of physical and cultural genocide.
I Am Samuel (Country: Kenya, Canada, UK, US; Year: 2020; Director: Peter Murimi; Writer: Ricardo Acosta, Peter Murimi)
An intimate portrait of a gay Kenyan man balancing pressures of family loyalty, love, and safety and questioning the concept of conflicting identities.
Maxima (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Claudia Sparrow; Stars: Maxima Acuna Atalaya Chaupe, Maxima Acuna Atalaya Chaupe)
Profile of noted environmental Goldman Prize winner Máxima Acuña, who fought violence and criminal prosecution in a fight to keep her home in Peru.
Radio Silence (Country: Switzerland, Mexico; Year: 2019; Director: Juliana Fanjul; Writer: Juliana Fanjul; Stars: Carmen Aristegui, James L. Cavallaro, Xavier Cortina, Jan-Albert Hootsen, Javier Quijano, Carmen Aristegui, James L. Cavallaro, Xavier Cortina, Jan-Albert Hootsen, Javier Quijano)
After an incorruptible Mexican journalist is fired from the radio station where she had worked for years, she continued her fight against misinformation.
Reunited (Country: Denmark; Year: 2020; Director: Mira Jargil)
When Rana and Muhkles are forced to flee the war in Syria in a desperate search for stable and secure futures for their family, they are separated from their children. This film tells the family's story.
Welcome To Chechnya (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: David France)
This searing investigative work shadows a group of activists risking unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ pogrom raging in the repressive and closed Russian republic.
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