Watchers of the Sky
Watchers of the Sky interweaves five stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin—the man who created the word "genocide" and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem From Hell, Watchers of the Sky takes you on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action. Editing Award and Special Jury Award for Use of Animation US Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2014
Watchers of the Sky explores holding to account those who commit genocide and other atrocity crimes. Human Rights Watch is a leading proponent of fair, effective, and impartial prosecutions before international, hybrid, and domestic courts. We campaign actively for the arrest of those accused of these crimes. In countries such as Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Sudan, the former Yugoslavia, Ivory Coast, Syria, Libya, Chad, and Guinea, our careful research and relentless advocacy have helped make trials for these crimes—even for those who stand accused at the highest levels of power—a growing reality. Our work has been a significant force in creating the International Criminal Court, as well as a factor leading to the arrest and trials of Serbia's Slobodan Milosevic and former Liberian president Charles Taylor.
Touching & troubling, Inside the Chinese Closet exposes hard decisions for LGBT people in China. Buy Tix: t.co/f7mMcRhciC
Check out Inside The Chinese Closet at #HRWFF in June: a fascinating look at the young LGBT Chinese community who hides behind fake marriages to meet the society's expectations.
There's only 1 abortion clinic in the whole state of Mississipi. Jackson takes a look as it fights to stay open Tix: t.co/QdeN2gV0Ix
Tickets are now available to the 27th Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Don't miss our exclusive line-up of NYC Premieres, special programs and in-depth discussions with Human Rights Watch experts and filmmakers! June 10-19 http://bit.ly/1hzlRVB
Save the date! On May 17th, HRW email subscribers, IFC and FSLC members get early access to discounted tickets to the 2016 HRWFF! Sign up to get the discount at: hrw.org/filmconnect
The Cursed Ones - a story of corruption and witchcraft - will be playing at the New York African Film Festival on 5/5 and 5/10. Check it out at Film Society of Lincoln Center and use the promo code NYAFF23 for discounts! www.bit.ly/1VTmVfp #NYAFF23
A huge thank you to our London audiences! We had a great 20th anniversary of the festival and hope you did too. #hrwff