Browse previous selections from the Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Murders, death threats and ‘fake news’: Across the globe media freedom is increasingly under pressure.
In Está Todo Bien, Caracas-born Tuki Jencquel asks a pharmacist, trauma surgeon, activist and two patients to confront the same questions millions of Venezuelans are facing: protest or acquiesce, emigrate or remain, lose all hope or hang onto faith?
Everything Must Fall features student leaders and their opposition as they unpack how a moment evolved into a mass movement.
In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in the southern US and the divisive 2016 elections, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir embarks on a daring tour of the American Deep South.
Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul has committed her life to rescuing and returning home men from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and other Southeast Asian nations who have been sold to Thai fishing companies by human traffickers.
I am Not Alone captures the energy and hopefulness of grassroots protest and direct action.
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.
When a controversial ruling on religious headgear ends star athlete Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir's chances at playing professionally, she re-examines her faith and identity as a Muslim American.
Channeling real-life stories that Bangladeshi filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain encountered as a women's rights activist, this empowering, layered drama shines a light on an oppressive industry, and demands our attention.