April 10-16, 2019
Tickets for the 2019 Human Rights Watch Film Festival go on sale to members February 27, to the public March 6. Become a member!
The 15th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival, co-presented by TIFF and Human Rights Watch, featured a diverse lineup celebrating the power individuals can hold in complex social and political situations.
The festival is an opportunity for both organizations to come together to recognize the essential role that compelling storytelling plays in helping shine a light on important issues, from citizen journalism in West Africa to the difference spoken-word can make in the Arab world. Of the seven exceptional features that make up this year’s edition, five were directed by women.
Most screenings are accompanied by exciting discussions with filmmakers, Human Rights Watch researchers, or subject-matter experts to spark conversations around the challenging issues featured in the films.