Human Rights Watch Film Festival
[New York City, NY] This year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival will present ten films screening at Film at Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and IFC Center with in-depth post-film discussions with filmmakers, film participants, activists, and Human Rights Watch researchers.
This year’s edition highlights a broad diversity of themes and topics: failures in the justice system, the importance of a free press, the intersection of health and human rights, climate change and environmental justice, and a timely and personal look at the Ukraine conflict.
Films that have our attention include:
- “Pay or Die” which explores the financial reality for millions of insulin-dependent Americans living with diabetes. Pharmaceutical companies continue to push the price of this lifesaving medication to exorbitant levels, making record-breaking profits.
- “Seven Winters in Tehran” tells the story of nineteen-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari who is sentenced to death in Iran for the murder of a man who tried to rape her. The efforts her family and supporters undertake open a window into the mass oppression and silencing of women in Iran, and the risks taken by those who defend and support them.
- “Nel Mio Nome” introduces us to Nic, Leo, Andrea, and Raff, four trans masculine friends from Italy on a journey of self-discovery. They seek to determine their own gender identities while together dealing with society’s imposed physical, legal, and social boundaries, and the labyrinthine process of navigating the medical system.
What shines through each of these (and other) festival films is the determination and courage of individuals standing up for their freedom and rights.
The 34th edition of the New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival runs from May 31-Jun. 11, 2023, in partnership with Film at Lincoln Center and IFC Center.
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