Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Sunday, May 23, 2021

New York, NY 10001

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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.


2pm 200 Meters - film talk with filmmaker Ameen Nayfeh & guests is free with RSVP. 

8:30pm A Once and Future Peace - film talk with filmmaker Eric Daniel Metzgar and film participant Saroeum Phoung is free with RSVP. 

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