We are delighted to welcome back the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in its 19th year with a great line-up of essential award-winning documentaries and feature films from around the world.
This year the festival focuses on four themes: Arts versus Oppression, Changemakers, Family History and Human Rights, Home and ‘Security’. Within these themes festival titles look at climate change, the democratic process, migrant homelessness in Europe, journalists’ security, the complete ban on abortion in Nicaragua and girls’ education in Afghanistan.
The festival will include live music performances at Upstairs at The Ritzy following screenings of BEATS OF THE ANTONOV and NO LAND’S SONG.
Friday 20 March
6.15: Exclusive preview – WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS plus Q&A with filmmaker Beth Murphy
Saturday 21 March
4.00: UK premiere – STORM IN THE ANDES plus Q&A with filmmaker Mikael Wistrom
6.45: UK premiere – BEATS OF THE ANTONOV plus Q&A with filmmaker Hajooj Kuka (trailer)
Sunday 22 March
5.30: UK premiere – NO LAND’S SONG plus Q&A with filmmaker Ayat Najafi (trailer)
Monday 23 March
6.15: DEMOCRATS plus Q&A with filmmaker Camilla Nielsson
Tuesday 24 March
6.15: UK premiere – UYGHURS, PRISONERS OF THE ABSURD plus Q&A with filmmaker Patricio Henriquez
Wednesday 25 March
6.30: International premiere – BURDEN OF PEACE plus Q&A with filmmaker Joey Boink and the film’s subject
Thursday 26 March
6.30: UK premiere – A QUIET INQUISITION plus Q&A with filmmakers Alessandra Zeka and Holen Sabrina Kahn (trailer)
8.45: UK premiere – THE WANTED 18 plus Q&A with filmmaker Amer Shomali (trailer)
Friday 27 March
6.30: Closing night film and reception – ROSEWATER followed by discussion with the film’s subject, journalist Maziar Bahari (trailer)
All films are preceded by short introductions only. There are no trailers. Latecomers will be admitted at the Manager’s discretion.
The programme may be subject to last-minute alteration. Please contact our Box Office at 0871 902 5739 for the latest updates.