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Festival Details & Costs
  • General public: $9
  • Film festival pass: $35
  • HRW/ MOPA Members: Individual tickets $6  + Festival pass $20 (use discount code provided in your email newsletter. To sign up, visit hrw.org/filmconnect) 
  • High School students + teachers can view the films free: email lane@mopa.org for free ticket codes for your class. 

We do not want the cost of entry to these films to be a barrier for participation in these events. If the price of buying a ticket to this film would prevent you from participating, please email the following address (filmticket@hrw.org) + we will send you a free ticket code. We have set aside a set # of tickets per film on a first come first-served basis. Once the free tickets are no longer available, the code will no longer work. For anyone that purchases a ticket, we appreciate your support. Your ticket purchase enables us to make tickets free for those who might otherwise be unable to watch. This also allows the festival to support the filmmakers for sharing their work in our festival and for the festival to cover the cost of hosting the films online

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What's Playing

Daughter of a Lost Bird film poster.

Daughter of a Lost Bird

Kendra Mylnechuk Potter was adopted into a white family and raised with no knowledge of her Native parentage. Serving as both investigator and witness, this beautifully personal film documents Kendra on her journey as a new mother to discover her Native identity.

Indigenous Peoples' Rights United States
Image of opening night at the Film Festival at the Barbican in London. Audience clapping while speakers sit on red stage.

Festival pass

A Film Festival Pass provides you with access to all 5 San Diego digital festival films, live and recorded Q&A discussions. 

 

Teenage girl wears a bandana over her face and a hooded sweatshirt as she stands in a California Strawberry Field

Fruits of Labor

A Mexican-American teenage farmworker dreams of graduating high school, when ICE raids in her community threaten to separate her family and force her to become her family's breadwinner. Fruits of Labor is a lyrical, coming-of-age documentary feature about adolescence, nature and the ancestors.

Human Rights in the United States United States
Two sisters wear pink vests reading "Clinic Escort"

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
Photograph of a Black teenage girl with hair pulled back from her face, looking to the left smiling.

Possible Selves

"Possible Selves" follows two California teenagers in foster care through their tumultuous high school years. It is the first major documentary to focus on the lived experience of foster kids themselves rather than on the foster care system. 

Children's Rights United States
Image of Pakistani women pointing fingers, wearing orange scarved with megaphoone.

This Stained Dawn

With continuing women's abuses and a high incident of sexual assault and domestic abuse taking place, Karachi’s feminists organize a women’s march, facing down threats from Pakistan’s state, media and radical religious right.

This Stained Dawn is not just about one protest, but about the often times revolutionary act of political organizing in itself.

Women's Rights Asia

Tickets & Schedule

Watch anytime from February 2 — 8, 2022

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Two sisters wear pink vests reading "Clinic Escort"

On the Divide

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

Zoom discussion available worldwide

Speakers

TBC

Accessibility

Zoom Q&A will be live-captioned

Friday, February 4, 2022

Photograph of a Black teenage girl with hair pulled back from her face, looking to the left smiling.

Possible Selves

Online Zoom discussion
Q&A
Restrictions

Zoom film talk available worldwide 

Speakers

TBC

Accessibility

Live captioning will be provided 

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Teenage girl wears a bandana over her face and a hooded sweatshirt as she stands in a California Strawberry Field

Fruits of Labor

Online Zoom discussion
Q&A
Restrictions

Zoom available worldwide 

Accessibility

Zoom film talk will include live-captions

Festival Details

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