Human Rights Film Festival 2017: Feminist Programming

Human Rights Film Festival 2017: Feminist Programming

The 28th Human Rights Watch Film Festival (June 9-18, 2017) presents topical and provocative feature documentaries that showcase courageous resilience in challenging times. In an era of global advances by far-right forces into the political mainstream, assaults on the free press, and the rise of “citizen journalism,” festival organizers hope that the films in this year’s program can serve as inspiration and motivation for the audience, from seasoned activists to those searching for a role in local and global movements. Ten of the 21 programmed documentary feature films are directed by women.

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Movie Review: THE E-TEAM

Movie Review: THE E-TEAM

Filmmakers Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman follow a team of Human Rights Watch activists as they enter active combat zones in Syria and Libya to investigate, record and report on human rights atrocities as soon as or as shortly as possible after they occur. This documentary thriller has heroes whose actions make The A-Team look like wimps — and everything in The E-Team is actually true!

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