Monday, May 21, 2007

2007 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

June 15 – 28
Film Society at Lincoln Center
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Torture, systematic rape, global warming, censorship––as crimes against humanity increase, so does the activism of filmmakers. This year’s Human Rights Watch International Film Festival explores these issues and more in films that capture tragedy but also, in many cases, the survival of the human spirit.
Always at the intersection of culture and politics, the festival this year has a particular focus on artists as activists––not only those making the films but their subjects as well. Several films take a look at the power of photographers to document abuses against people and nature and to possibly change the course of events.


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