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Human Rights Watch Film Festival

February 2, 2023 - February 9, 2023

Join us February 2 – February 9 for the 2023 Human Rights Watch Film Festival with virtual access to five incredibly powerful films.

Film Line Up:

#IamVanessaGuillen In 2018, US soldier Karina Lopez survived a sexual assault at Fort Hood military base. When Vanessa Guillen, another Latina service member, disappeared and is then murdered, Karina steps forward to share her story, creating the #IAmVanessaGuillen hashtag. Hundreds of service members chime in, exposing the cycle of abuse occurring on military bases and demanding justice.

Online Zoom Discussion Wednesday, February 8 @ 5 PM PST. RSVP here.

And I Still Sing Controversial Afghan pop star and activist Aryana Sayeed mentors young hopefuls as they prepare to appear on their country’s hit TV show Afghan Star. With two young women on the verge of being named the show’s first ever female winners, the Taliban take over and their lifelong dreams of becoming pop stars are suddenly under threat.

Online Zoom Discussion Tuesday, February 7 @ 5 PM PST. RSVP here.

Catagory: Woman Who is a woman, and who gets to decide? Category: Woman focuses on four athletes from the Global South who are required by sporting institution World Athletics to medically alter their healthy bodies if they want to continue to compete in their sport.

Delikado:  In Delikado, three environmental defenders are tested like never before in their battle to save their home, Palawan, an island paradise in the Philippines from the illegal destruction of its forests, fisheries, and mountains.

Uýra: Uýra, a trans Indigenous artist, travels through the Amazon on a journey of self-discovery using performance art to teach Indigenous youth that they are the guardians of ancestral messages of the Amazon Forest. In a country that kills the highest number of trans, Indigenous, and environmentalist youth worldwide, Uýra leads a rising movement while fostering unity and providing inspiration for the LGBTQIA+ and environmental movements in the heart of the Amazon Forest.

Online Zoom Discussion Thursday, February 9 @ 5 PM PST. RSVP here.

Tickets and Scheduling

Festival Details & Costs
  • General public: $9
  • Film festival pass: $35
  • HRW/ MOPA Members: Individual tickets $6  + Festival pass $20 (use discount code provided in your email newsletter. To sign up, visit hrw.org/filmconnect)
  • High School students + teachers can view the films free: email lane@mopa.org for free ticket codes for your class.

Special thanks to our festival partners for the 2023 San Diego Human Rights Watch Film Festival!

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Event Details

Start:   February 2, 2023
End:   February 9, 2023
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