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10 Films Every Human Rights Advocate Should Watch

10 Films Every Human Rights Advocate Should Watch
The 25th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival is set to launch next month, bringing 11 days worth of visual storytelling to theaters in New York City. Centered around five themes -- Armed Conflict and the Arab Spring; Human Rights Defenders, Icons and Villains; LGBT Rights; Migrants’ Rights; and Women’s Rights and Children’s Rights -- the festival will pay homage to justice advocates and icons across the world. The festival began over two decades ago, as a series of films shown in a small NYC theater, but has since grown to accommodate over 100,000 viewers in 20 cities around the globe. According to the HRW, the festival's programming committee screens more than 500 films and videos to create the final program. This year, the event will host 20 documentaries and two fiction films, including 16 features by women. Ahead of the official launch date, June 12, we've put together a list of 10 films to watch out for during the many screenings and premieres. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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