16th Human Rights Watch Film Festival at The Ritzy

We are delighted to welcome back the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in its 16th year.

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organisations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. Its Film Festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathise and demand justice for all.

The Festival opens at The Ritzy on Friday 23 March. It will present a programme of thought-provoking films and documentaries organised around four themes: development, environment and the global economy; migrants’ rights and racism; personal testimony and witnessing; and women’s rights. Many of the films will be followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers, experts and those featured in the films. The closing night film and reception will be on Friday 30 March with Nadine Labaki’s drama WHERE DO WE GO NOW?. This is the heartwarming tale of a group of women determined to protect their isolated community from divisive forces that threaten to destroy it from within. The screening will be followed by a discussion with director.

Festival Programme:

Monday 26 March

6.30 - BROTHER NUMBER ONE  (15) + Q&A with filmmaker UK Premiere

9.00 - HABIBI (Cert TBC) UK Premiere 

Tuesday 27 March

6.30 - PINK RIBBONS, INC. (15) + Q&A with filmmaker UK Premiere

9.00 - SPECIAL FLIGHT (15) 

Wednesday 28 March

6.30 - LITTLE HEAVEN (15) + Q&A with filmmaker UK Premiere

8.40 - RAISING RESISTANCE (15) + Q&A with filmmakers UK Premiere

Thursday 29 March


9.15 - SAVING FACE (Cert TBC) + Q&A with filmmaker & guests UK Premiere

Friday 30 March: Closing Night Film & Reception

6.30 - WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (Cert TBC) + Q&A with filmmaker

Tickets on sale now! Visit the Human Rights Watch Film Festival website for more information about the festival and the organisation.


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