Running June 14 - 21 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the IFC Center, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival has a slate of eye opening films from around the world. This year's festival highlights women fighting back against personal and institutional abuse, with twelve of the films featured this year directed by women. “In a year when women have spoken out against abuse, harassment and oppression, the festival highlights the outstanding work of women filmmakers telling epic stories of women fighting injustice with resilience and courage.” said John Biaggi, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival creative director.
The opening night film, On Her Shoulders, about Yezidi human rights advocate and ISIS survivor Nadia Murad opens the festival on June 14, and the closing night film The Unafraid explores the experience of DACA students struggling to fight for their own education as they face a very uncertain future.
This year's festival also examines government and corporate regulation of information with films like The Cleaners, directed by Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck, on data gatekeepers.
To learn more, go to: https://ff.hrw.org/new-york
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
June 14 - 21, 2018