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Film streaming available to audiences in the UK and Ireland

Festival Details & Costs

In-cinema and online

Digital festival tickets:

  • £6 / €6 - Individual ticket
  • £4.80 / €4.80 - Individual ticket for Barbican/ HRW Members (with use of code)
  • £4.50/ €4.50  - Barbican Corporate Members (with use of code) 
  • £4 / €4 - Young Barbican members/ Students  (with use of code)
  • £50 / €50 - Digital festival pass with access to all 10 films   
  • £40 / €40 - Digital festival pass with access to all 10 films - Barbican/ HRW Member price (with use of code) 

Barbican in-cinema screenings:

  • £12 - Individual ticket price
  • £9.60 - Barbican member
  • £9 - Barbican Corporate Member
  • £5 - Young Barbican, Barbican Staff, City of London Staff

Cinema Partners

What's Playing

Bangla Surf Girls

Shobe, Aisha and Suma from are poised to make history as Bangladesh’s first women surfers in an international surf competition. But society and poverty pose major hurdles.

Women's Rights and Children's Rights Asia

Boycott

In a country where voting rights are under attack, the ability to boycott, or “vote with your dollar,” has been an important and impactful way for citizens of the United States to bring about change.

Freedom of the Press United States

Daughter of a Lost Bird

Kendra Mylnechuk Potter was adopted into a white family and raised with no knowledge of her Native American parentage.

Indigenous Peoples' Rights United States

Digital Festival pass

A Digital Film Festival Pass provides you with online access to all 10 digital festival titles.

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Eternal Spring (長春)

When members of Falun Gong hack China's state TV to expose brutal repression - lives are changed forever. Award winning filmmaker Jason Loftus and celebrated comic book artist Daxiong tell the resilient story of those fighting for religious freedom.

Art Versus Oppression Asia

Judges Under Pressure

Democracy in Poland hanging by a fragile thread, as the government begins arresting judges whose rulings are not to their liking. In Judges Under Pressure the public and judges take to the streets.

Democracy and Human Rights Europe

Myanmar Diaries

Myanmar Diaries by the Myanmar Film Collective, an anonymous group of filmmakers, reveals the realities of life since February 1, 2021, when the country’s military overthrew the civilian government. 

Freedom of the Press Asia

On the Divide

On The Divide follows the story of three Latinx people living in McAllen, Texas who, despite their views, are connected by the most unexpected of places: the last abortion clinic on the U.S./Mexico border. As threats to the clinic and their personal safety mount, these three are forced to make decisions they never could have imagined.

Reproductive Justice United States

Silence Heard Loud

Seven UK community members strive for freedom and dignity as they navigate the British asylum system, after fleeing persecution.

Refugee Rights Europe

Tacheles -The Heart of the Matter

Three generations removed from the Holocaust, Yaar is a young Jewish Berliner desperate to leave the past behind.

Family History and Human Rights Europe

You Resemble Me

This Spike Lee and Spike Jonze executive produced drama tackles one of the darkest issues of our time - radicalization - in an unmissable story of cultural and intergenerational trauma on the outskirts of Paris.

 

Women's Rights and Children's Rights Europe

Tickets & Schedule

Watch anytime from March 17 — 25, 2022

Bangla Surf Girls

Digital film screening
Q&A
Purchase ticket
£6 public / Discounts available
Restrictions

Streaming to audiences in the UK + Ireland

Accessibility

English Closed Captions available online

Boycott

Digital film screening
Q&A
Purchase ticket
£6 public / Discounts available
Restrictions

Streaming to audiences in the UK + Ireland

Daughter of a Lost Bird

Digital film screening
Q&A
Purchase ticket
£6 public / Discounts available
Restrictions

Streaming to audiences in the UK + Ireland

Details

Ticket includes access to recorded film talk with filmmaker Brooke Pepion Swaney (Blackfee/Salish), film participant Kendra Mylenchuk Potter (Lummi) and Terry Cross (Seneca), National Indian Child Welfare Association Founder & Senior Advisor. Moderated by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish & Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee), hosts of podcast "All My Relations."

Eternal Spring (長春)

Digital film screening
Q&A
Purchase ticket
£6 public / Discounts available
Restrictions

Streaming to audiences in the UK + Ireland

Details

Ticket includes access to recorded film talk with filmmaker Jason Loftus, film participant Daxiong, and Ramona Li, Senior Researcher and Advocate, Chinese Human Rights Defenders. Moderated by Sophie Richardson, China Director, Human Rights Watch.

Judges Under Pressure

Digital film screening
Q&A
Purchase ticket
£6 public / Discounts available
Restrictions

Streaming to audiences in the UK + Ireland

Details

Ticket includes access to recorded film talk with filmmaker Kacper Lisowski, producer Iwona Harris, film participants Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram and Igor Tuleya, and Lydia Gall, Senior Researcher, Eastern Europe and Western Balkans. Moderated by Dr. Marcin Cieminski, Partner and Advocate, Clifford Chance.

Myanmar Diaries

Digital film screening
Q&A
Purchase ticket
£6 public / Discounts available
Restrictions

Streaming to audiences in the UK + Ireland

Details

Ticket includes access to recorded film talk with Myanmar Film Collective representative, Producers Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat. Moderated by Manny Maung, Myanmar Researcher, Human Rights Watch.

On the Divide

Digital film screening
Q&A
Purchase ticket
£6 public / Discounts available
Restrictions

Streaming to audiences in the UK + Ireland

Details

Ticket includes access to recorded film talk with filmmaker Maya Cueva, film participant and co-founder of South Texans for Reproductive Justice, Denni Arjona, and Associate Director of the Women's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, Amanda Klasing. Moderated by Joaquin Ortiz, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

Tacheles -The Heart of the Matter

Digital film screening
Q&A
Purchase ticket
£6 public / Discounts available
Restrictions

Streaming in the UK + Ireland 

Details

Ticket includes access to recorded film talk with filmmakers Jana Matthes & Andrea Schramm, film participant Yaar, and Wenzel Michalski, Germany Director at Human Rights Watch.

You Resemble Me

Digital film screening
Q&A
Purchase ticket
£6 public / Discounts available
Restrictions

Streaming to audiences in the UK + Ireland

Details

Ticket includes access to recorded film talk with filmmaker Dina Amer and Letta Tayler, Associate Director, Crisis and Conflict, Human Rights Watch. 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Silence Heard Loud

Online Zoom discussion
Q&A
RSVP for Zoom Q&A
Free with RSVP
Restrictions

Available for free worldwide with RSVP

Speakers

Filmmaker Anna Konik, Film Participant, Activist and Mentor Michael Darko, and CEO of Refugee Council Enver Solomon. Moderated by Yasmine Ahmed, HRW's Executive Director of UK Division.

Accessibility

Zoom discussion will be live-captioned 

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Boycott

Online Zoom discussion
Q&A
RSVP for Zoom Q&A
Free with RSVP
Restrictions

Zoom available for free worldwide with RSVP

Speakers

Filmmaker Julia Bacha + special guests TBA. Moderated by Omar Shakir, Israel & Palestine Director, HRW

Accessibility

Zoom discussion will be live-captioned 

Friday, March 25, 2022

Bangla Surf Girls

In-Person Event
Q&A
Purchase tickets
£12 public / Discounts available
Accessibility

English HOH captions for the D/deaf and Hard of Hearing available in cinema

Bangla Surf Girls

Online Zoom discussion
Q&A
RSVP for Zoom Q&A
Free with RSVP
Restrictions

Zoom available for free worldwide with RSVP

Speakers

Filmmaker Elizabeth D. Costa, Producer Lalita Krishna, Researcher and Founder of Kotha Umama Zillur. Moderated by Rothna Begum, HRW Senior Women's Rights Researcher.

Accessibility

Zoom discussion will be live-captioned 

Festival Details

Accessibility

All film talks will include captioning for audiences who are hard of hearing. 

Barbican Cinema 1 is wheelchair accessible. Further details on cinema accessibility can be found here. Please contact Barbican staff as soon as you book your ticket to confirm your wheelchair seat by emailing tickets@barbican.org.uk or via phone on 020 3855 4745.

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