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We are delighted to welcome back the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in its 14th year.
This year's Festival is built around three themes: Accountability and Justice; Development and Migration; and Closed Societies: Iran and North Korea.
As part of the Accountability and Justice strand, we will screen ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE, exploring an individual survivor's quest for justice; IN THE LAND OF THE FREE..., a shocking revelation of abuse in America's largest prison; and the exceptional WAR DON DON, charting the complexities of the Special Court in Sierra Leone.
Focusing on Development and Migration, GOOD FORTUNE uses Kenya as a case study for a critique of current development models; MRS GOUNDO'S DAUGHTER follows one mother's trials in the US immigration system; and HONEYMOONS takes us through issues related to economic migration.
And reflecting the Closed Societies theme, we bring you IRAN: VOICES OF THE UNHEARD, NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS and THE RED CHAPEL.
We are also thrilled to be hosting the UK premiere of Raoul Peck's MOLOCH TROPICAL on Thursday 18 March, with the director in attendance for a Q&A.
Claiming Aleksandr Sokurov's MOLOCH as his own, Peck takes us to a hilltop fortress in Haiti where we watch the nation's president disintegrate before our eyes - destroyed by a combination of his own paranoia and an increasingly absurd political situation. A brilliant synthesises political analysis, Shakespearean drama and a certain Caribbean approach to tragedy.
And last but not least, the festival's Closing Night reception and screening will also take place at The Ritzy, showcasing THE SUN BEHIND THE CLOUDS: TIBET'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM, a seminal documentary weaving together the major themes and players of the Tibet debate, with the filmmakers in attendance.