Browse previous selections from the Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Filmed over five years, I Am Samuel is an intimate portrait of a Kenyan man balancing pressures of family loyalty, love, and safety and questioning the concept of conflicting identities.
An intimate portrait of an evolving artist, spanning worlds and cultures, art and religion, national and gender identities.
Wearing a hidden camera, Grace takes us into an underground world, where she spent six months paying a ‘debt’ to a cartel of madams and exposes a larger well-established network responsible for trafficking women from East and West Africa to India.
Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas investigates foreign land-investments in Ethiopia and exposes their impact on people’s lives.
Everything Must Fall features student leaders and their opposition as they unpack how a moment evolved into a mass movement.
Director Beryl Magoko is embarking on a personal journey to courageously face her past, to accept and love herself and her own body as she considers reconstructive surgery for the female genital mutilation she underwent as a young girl.
During this session, we explore the challenges as well as opportunities involved in environmental activism.
Jaha's Promise is a touching story about a young girl's struggle to take control of her own body.
Silas celebrates the power of individuals to fight back against the power of money and politics.
This is a story of two South African mothers and best friends, Primrose Sonti and Thumeka Magwangqana, who together take on Lonmin PLC, the third largest platinum-extractor in the world.
In a deeply personal journey, Strike A Rock follows Primrose and Thumeka--two South African activists, grandmothers, and best friends--as they take on the platinum mining company, Lonmin Plc.
Lake Volta in Ghana is the largest man-made lake in the world; it is also notorious as a locale for forced child labor.