HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL, DIGITAL EDITION
February 2, 2022 - February 8, 2022
Get your passes and join us online for a week of dynamic films & live conversations with filmmakers and human rights experts from around the world.
All films will be available to stream across the U.S., from our homes to yours. Join filmmakers and human rights watch experts for dynamic conversations online after you stream your movie. Get festival passes here and see below for individual films.
See festival details and costs:
- General public: $9
- Film festival pass: $35
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FILM LINE UP
“On the Divide” + Q&A Stream anytime Feb 2-8, 2022
Synopsis: “On the Divide” follows the story of three Latinx people living in McAllen, Texas who, despite their views, are connected by the most unexpected of places: the last abortion clinic on the U.S./Mexico border. As threats to the clinic and their personal safety mount, our three characters are forced to make decisions they never could have imagined.
“Possible Selves” + Q&A Stream anytime Feb 2-8, 2022
Synopsis: “Possible Selves” follows two brave teenagers in foster care through their tumultuous high school years. It is the first major documentary to focus on the lived experience of foster kids themselves rather than on the foster care system.The film intimately shares Alex and Mia’s journeys as they strive to attain a goal that only 3% of adults who grow up in foster care reach: graduating from college.
“Fruits of Labor + Q&A Stream anytime Feb 2-8, 2022
Synopsis: Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager living in California, dreams of graduating high school and going to college. But when ICE raids threaten her family, Ashley is forced to become the breadwinner, working days in the strawberry fields and nights at a food processing company. “Fruits of Labor” is a lyrical, coming-of-age documentary feature about adolescence, nature and the ancestors.
“This Stained Dawn” + Q&A Stream anytime Feb 2-8, 2022
Synopsis: Karachi’s feminists organize a woman’s march, coming up against Pakistan’s radical religious right as “my body, my choice” becomes a controversial slogan that holds the country’s imagination in its grip. Filmmaker Anam Abbas follows the march’s organizers as they negotiate a deeply surveilled, paranoia-inducing, and often physically violent space in the hopes of spurring a revolution. A philosophical work, This Stained Dawn is not just about the Aurat March, but about the act of political organizing itself.
“Daughter of A Lost Bird ” + Q&A Stream anytime Feb 2-8, 2022
Synopsis: This film follows Kendra, an adult Native adoptee, as she reconnects with her birth family, discovers her Lummi heritage, and confronts issues of her own identity. Her singular story echoes many affected by the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Indian Adoption Project.