Tag: human rights

From the frontlines of the war on refugees

REFUGEES: Chinese artist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei follows up his documentary Human Flow with a reportage from the warzones that await refugees in Europe. The Rest is about the millions who came for shelter but found none.

Authoritarian or Democratic?

At the Oslo Freedom Forum’s (OFF) press conference, a question from the audience makes tempers flare.

A moral duty to tell

Israeli lawyer Michael Sfard presents a new take on human rights battles within the occupied Palestinian territories.

The untold story of ‘the red gold’

By using production of tomato paste as an example, The Empire of Red Gold gives an astonishing insight on the uncomforting workings of globalism, and the means of production that has up until now never been revealed.

A quiet form of genocide

Can hunger be abolished? Today’s hunger disasters have political causes, claims professor Alex De Waal. He believes famine must be criminalized and that political leaders must be brought to court.


Producer and international documentary ambassador Peter Wintonick recounts his findings as a jury member at the First Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival in the dawn of a new Burma.

(LGBT) community against a police

Stonewall Uprising illustrates another great step forward in the story of human rights. The gay community organized en masse in 1968, and fought back with a vengeance. This was at the height of many national civil rights movements in the United States.

LONDON 2002: Designed to Disturb

Festivals focusing on human rights issues provide a gateway to powerful human stories and themes that might be tough to watch but need to be shown and seen. And audiences are ready. This also proved true at this year’s London edition of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. CAROL NAHRA talked to the associate director of the festival about the impact of Human Rights films.


Documentaries on human rights issues are more relevant than ever, though not easy to sell.

HUMAN RIGHTS DOC CONFERENCE 2000: Only Time Can Change the World

Around 40 film professionals from 13 countries met in Lesidren, Bulgaria this past October for the first edition of the conference ”Documentary Films: Ethnic Issues and Human Rights”.