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Be part of the discussion. 


We want to hear from you! Join us at our live discussions for the UK Digital Edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

List of upcoming live discussions, free with RSVP. All live discussions will be live-captioned.


  • The 8th (Opening Night): Thursday 18 March, 8.30pm. Participants: Lucy Kennedy (filmmaker), Andrea Horan (film participant), Ailbhe Smyth (film participant), Hillary Margolis (Senior researcher, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch) Register free here



  • A Thousand Cuts: Saturday 20 March, 2pm. Participants: Ramona S. Diaz (filmmaker), Maria Ressa (film participant), Carlos H. Conde (Senior Researcher, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch), moderated by Kim Longinotto, filmmaker. Register free here


  • I Am Samuel: Live digital discussion: Saturday 20 March, 8.30pm. Participants: Peter Murimi (filmmaker), Kevin Mwachiro (LGBT activist & writer), Neela Ghoshal (Associate Director, LGBT Rights Programme, Human Rights Watch) Register free here 




  • A La Calle (To the street): Tuesday 23 March, 8.30pm. Participants: Nelson G. Navarrete (filmmaker), Maxx Caicedo (filmmaker), Federica Dávila (film participant), Tamara Taraciuk Broner (Acting Deputy Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch) Register free here 


  • The Lesson: Live, digital discussion: Wednesday, March 24, 8.30pm. Participants: Elena Horn (Filmmaker), Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (Professor of Practice of Law and Human Rights at University of Pennsylvania, and UN Human Rights Chief 2014-2018 Register free here 



  • Unapologetic (Closing Night): Friday 26 March, 8.30pm. Participants: Ashley O’Shay (filmmaker), Bella BAHHS (film participant), Janaé Bonsu (film participant), moderated by Chanté Joseph (Writer & Host, How Not To Be Racist)  Register free here