Thursday, May 20, 2021
The 2021 festival will stream across the United States from May 19 at 12:01am EDT - May 27 at 11:59pm PDT.
This year’s festival presents 10 compelling new films, and live captioned Q&As with filmmakers, film participants and human rights leaders. Check out a special welcome letter from our Human Rights Watch Film Festival programming team, telling you about the films presented in this year’s festival.
This year’s festival is co-presented by our longtime partners Film at Lincoln Center and IFC Center.
Join us for a free, LIVE Q&A with filmmakers, journalists, human rights advocates and researchers after each film.
Our live Q&As + panel discussions are available for free, worldwide with RSVP.
Watch the films that you rent at your own pace, or follow the schedule below to watch along with us. Tune in before the Q&A to view the film and then join us for the discussion. If you missed a Q&A, ticket holders can find recordings on each film’s page on this website in the ‘Bonus Content’ section (viewable only by ticket holders) and here on our Vimeo page which can be viewed for free.
5pm The Return: Life After ISIS - film talk with filmmaker Alba Sotorra Clua, Letta Tayler, Associate Director, Crisis and Conflict, HRW and other special guests is free with RSVP.
8:30pm Apart - film talk with filmmaker Jennifer Redfearn & guests is free with RSVP.
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 8:00am Eastern Time
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 2:00pm Eastern Time
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 9:00am Eastern Time
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