Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2013

May 15, 2013 § 1 Comment

“The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to New York screens from June 13 to 23, 2013, with a program of 20 challenging and provocative films from across the globe that call for justice and social change. Now in its 24th edition, the festival will once again be presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and this year adds downtown screenings at the IFC Center.” Read a full list of film synopses here.

 

 

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  • Thanks for the post. Although I’m far away in Dublin, Ireland, I will be looking out for the films on show on DVD. The theme ‘the tension between traditional values and human rights’ is a great one to focus on. Another way of saying this is ‘how cultural tyranny dehumanises people’. All of the movies being shown document how women, gay people, and disabled people are struggling to assert their humanity within cultures that dehumanise them, Traditional values is a very kind term for what is essentially the denial of people’s humanity on the basis of gender, sexual orientation and disability.

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