Human Rights Watch Film Festival & Barbican Cinema On Demand have announced the streaming programme for this year’s online event (18 to 26 MAR 2021).
As we wrote in our previous coverage of Barbican’s Cinema On Demand, “This could well be one of those rare advantages of the cinema shutdown as [Human Rights Watch Film Festival] normally sells out way in advance…”.
The festival devoted to docs about global human rights issues has taken to streaming for its 25th edition which includes a programme of 10 features and associated discussions with filmmakers and activists. There’s a limited number of bookings available for each film (which cost £10 each) but you have the whole runtime of the festival to watch your title.
Money-saving festival passes are also limited in supply (but give you a chance to see all 10 films in the festival for £75). Passes were still available when we posted this article, but do get clicking. You have to book separately for the FREE Q&As with filmmakers, participants and activists which will take place on Zoom most days of the festival (follow the links below).
The organisers had this to say about their programme:
“We highlight powerful and uplifting stories of those demanding justice, equality, and safety for themselves, their communities, and future generations. With a collection of films that celebrate the power of activism through mass collective movements, there’s plenty to get inspired by.”HRWFF & Barbican
Don’t know about you, but we need a bit of that in our lives right now… Scroll down for details.
Quick links to the venue/box office.
BAJO FUEGO aka Under Siege
d. Sjoerd Van Grootheest & Irene Vélez-Torres, 2020/Colombia
“In November 2016, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the office of President Juan Manuel Santos signed the Colombian peace deal.” BOOK NOW
FREE Q&A with the filmmakers (21 MAR 20:30 – Zoom). BOOK NOW
A LA CALLE aka To The Street
d. Nelson G. Navarrete & Maxx Caicedo, 2020/USA
“A LA CALLE is a first-hand account of the extraordinary efforts of Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy from the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro.” BOOK NOW
FREE Q&A with filmmakers & participants (23 MAR 20:30 – Zoom). BOOK NOW
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