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Human Rights Watch Film Festival: We Dare to Dream Film Screening + Q&A

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - February 3 @ 10:00 pm

Saturday, February 3
7:00–10:00 p.m.


The final film in the in-person San Diego film festival lineup is We Dare to Dream.

We Dare to Dream is the incredible story of athletes from Iran, Syria, South Sudan, and Cameroon—all refugees who swim, run, and fight their way to opportunity and safety in host nations across the world. Spanning a breadth of backgrounds, personal stories, and Olympic sports, the film reveals their lives and hopes as they train to compete on the world stage, showing the fire and the drive of young people forced to leave their families, homes, and countries of birth to build new lives. Culminating in their competition at the Summer Olympics, their compatriots back home and their new communities in refugee camps stand alongside these determined young athletes in spirit as they fight for their place in the world and showcase the incredible accomplishments they are capable of. This is their story of heart in the face of adversity, and most of all, of hope for a better life.


The Human Rights Watch Film Festival features critically acclaimed films on topics including the rights of LGBTQ+ teens, family separation, refugee rights, disability rights, and the right to a free independent press in Native American tribes. Each in-person screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with filmmakers and human rights leaders.


Tickets:  $6 members | $8 seniors, military, and students (with ID) | $10 nonmembers

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Be part of the full four-film San Diego Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Save your seat for the four film screenings of the in-person festival with an in-person festival pass.

In-Person Festival Pass: $20 members | $30 nonmembers

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The festival continues online, streaming to homes across the US from February 4–10 with five films including two online exclusives: including Ella Glending’s Is Anybody Out There and Seven Winters in Tehran. The films Bad Press, Si Pudiera Quedarme (If I Could Stay), and We Dare to Dream are also included in the digital lineup. Reserve your digital festival pass at https://ff.hrw.org/sandiego to watch the festival films at your own pace, anytime between February 4–10 across the US.

Digital Film Tickets: $6 members | $9 nonmembers

Digital-Only Festival Pass: $20 members | $35 nonmembers

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Event Details

Start:   February 3, 2024
Time:   7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art
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San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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As of July 1, 2023, the Museum of Photographic Arts and The San Diego Museum of Art have merged to become one unified institution. The Museum of Photographic Arts is now the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA).

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