Browse previous selections from the Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Bringing to light the foundations of systemic racism in one community that has spanned generations, A Reckoning in Boston shows that transformation, healing and social change begins within each of us.
Rappler, a major Philippines online news site, investigates and uncovers countless government-sanctioned murders under President Rodrigo Duterte
In Apart we bear witness to how familial love and courage combat the inter-generational trauma caused by the war on drugs.
Bajo Fuego exposes the lived reality behind the politics, that has left many Colombians in a continued state of war.
Director Alexander Nanau follows a team of investigative journalists at the newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they uncover a vast health care fraud that siphoned off urgent hospital funding and diluted disinfectants while enriching the country's most powerful moguls, hospital managers, doctors, and politicians
Forget Me Not reveals a path to a more inclusive society that starts with welcoming diversity in the classroom.
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.
In The Same Breath, directed by Nanfu Wang (One Child Nation), explores the parallel campaigns of misinformation waged by the Chinese and US leadership and their devastating impact on millions of lives since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Join us for a special viewing of the Academy Award winning film, Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl), which follows a class navigating the disadvantages young girls face in Afghanistan today – gaining an education and skateboarding.
Compared to Russian musician-activists Pussy Riot and dubbed “Vietnam’s Lady Gaga,” Khôi must go to great lengths to disseminate her music as she fights to champion women’s rights, LGBT rights, and free speech.
Faced with intimidation, violence, and criminal prosecution, we follow Máxima’s tireless fight against a gold-mining operation looking to seize her land and destroy environmental resources her community relies on.