The Human Rights Watch Film Festival kicks off tonight with a benefit reception, with the screenings starting in earnest tomorrow and running through June 28th.
Now in its 23rd year, the festival features numerous documentary and fiction films from 12 countries — “a program of powerful human stories of oppression, injustice, and resilience from across the globe.”
Huffington Post has a brief write-up on the festival, including recaps of several of the films being screened:
The upcoming Human Rights Watch Film Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center presents a refreshingly unbiased and balanced view of the world, where human rights violations occur in hot zones like Cambodia, China, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Uganda but also right here in the USA. The definition of what constitutes a third world vs. a first world country becomes increasingly blurry once we step into the issues of healthcare, immigration and the environment, even in a country deemed a global superpower.
Full details and tickets are available at FilmLinc.com. Prices range from $8 – $13, with discounts available if you buy a three-film package.
Films in this year’s festival include:
- Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
- Bidder 70
- Bitter Seeds
- Brother Number One
- Call Me Kuchu
- Color of the Ocean
- Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare
- The Invisible War
- Little Heaven
- Salaam Dunk
- Silenced Voices
- Special Flight
- Words Of Witness
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