Browse previous selections from the Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Every year in France, 92,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. By law, the hospital has 12 days to bring each patient before a judge.
Buddhist monk and award-winning activist Venerable Luon Sovath is harassed, censored, and evicted by his own religious leaders when he becomes a key figure in the land-rights protests that led up to the “Cambodian Spring”.
When Khatera, a 23-year-old Afghan woman, forces her father to stand trial after a lifetime of sexual abuse, she risks her family, freedom, and personal safety.
Within a constant political turmoil, Amal searches for her place, identity and sexuality in a patriarchal society.
Khonsaly Hay returns to his lush, serene village in Cambodia after over 40 years living in France and comes face-to-face with his former Khmer Rouge persecutors.
What if your country was swallowed by the sea?
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rebecca Cammisa explores the atomic secrets of St. Louis, Missouri.
This timely, coming of age story follows Ava, a teenage girl whose life is dictated by the constraints of her conservative, patriarchal community in Tehran.
In this master class featuring a variety of imagery from the Rohingya crisis in Burma, we will explore the use of photography and satellite imagery.
During this session, we explore the challenges as well as opportunities involved in environmental activism.
During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Maryland, award-winning filmmaker Marilyn Ness takes viewers beyond the headlines and into the lives of community members, police, and government officials.
Afghan-American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi joins two awe-inspiring women on the front lines.