Human Rights Watch 2015
Bravely bearing witness to injustice worldwide, the eight features in this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival tell extraordinary stories of struggle, survival, and hope.
The One That Got Away
Holocaust survivor Thomas Beck tells his incredible tale of escape from a Nazi concentration camp, and relates his wistful memories of the girl he met and fell in love with during his imprisonment — whom he suddenly finds himself face to face with seventy years after their terrible ordeal.
The Look of Silence
Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to his extraordinary documentary The Act of Killing focuses on a village optometrist who confronts the former right-wing paramilitaries who murdered his brother during Indonesia's anti-communist purges of the 1960s.
Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd
This timely documentary chronicles the incredible odyssey of three refugees from China's persecuted Turkic-speaking Muslim minority, who fled to Afghanistan to seek sanctuary and found themselves rounded up and shipped to Guantanamo Bay as part of the US' indiscriminate "War on Terror."
Beats of the Antonov
Director Hajooj Kuka immerses us in the world of the Sudanese farmers, herders and rebels of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, who defiantly continue to tend their lands and celebrate their heritage in the face of a government bombing campaign.
The Salt of the Earth
Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado collaborate on this documentary tribute to Juliano’s father Sebastião Salgado, the world-renowned photographer whose decades spent chronicling some of the darkest corners of the globe led him to a terrible crisis of faith — and a late-life act of rejuvenation.
Burden of Peace
This intimate documentary follows Guatemala's first female Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz as she fights against her country's legacy of violence and corruption, and marks a historical first when she successfully prosecutes former dictator Efrain Ríos Montt for genocide.
The Wanted 18
Through stop-motion animation, drawings and interviews, directors Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan recreate an astonishing true story from the First Palestinian Intifada: the Israeli army’s pursuit of eighteen cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel."
Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story
Decorated ex-Navy SEAL and transgender advocate Kristin Beck joins us to introduce this screening.