London to host Human Rights Watch festival

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Feb 06, 2013 09:20 hrs

London, Feb 6 (IANS) Nineteen films will be shown at the 17th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival here next month.

The March 13-22 programme is organised around four themes: traditional values and human rights; crises and migration; focus on Asia and South Asia; and occupation and the rule of law.

Some of the "festival titles reveal not only the tension between traditional values and women's rights but also the resilience shown by the women featured", said John Biaggi, film festival director at Human Rights Watch.

"From start to finish, the directors pull no punches," he added.

"We are delighted to welcome Raoul Peck back to the festival with his provocative and powerful indictment of the international community's post-disaster efforts in Haiti."

The programme includes 14 documentaries and five dramas set in Afghanistan, Congo, East Timor, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, North Korea, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Tanzania.

Many of the films will be followed by question and answer sessions, and discussions with filmmakers, experts, and film subjects.

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