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Human Rights Watch International Film Festival 2010

19 Mar 201025 Mar 2010

For more than two decades, the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival has sought out and screened films that highlight, celebrate and explore the achievements of activists and survivors, from Rwanda to Ecuador, Afghanistan to Tibet. This year we have a great selection of films from the festival, including the UK premiere of a mesmerising North Korean documentary, a study of Iranian hipsters and short films from teenagers around the world.

  • The Red Chapel, dir Mads Brügger with Johan Stahl, Denmark 2009

    The Red Chapel

    19 Mar 2010

    This audacious, mesmerising film accounts what happened when two comics recently got permission to put on a show in North Korea.

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  • Youth Producing Change: Shorts & Q&A

    20 Mar 2010

    The second edition of YPC shares 10 stories from young film-makers on the frontline of human rights crises around the world.

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  • Iran: Voices of the Unheard, dir Davoud Geramifard, Canada/Iran 2009

    Iran: Voices of the Unheard & director Q&A

    20 Mar 2010

    A film that challenges the inaction of the international community in the face of ongoing political repression in Iran

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  • Crimson Gold

    20 Mar 2010

    Based on a true story, Crimson Gold builds a moving portrait of a man feeling humiliated and helpless in a world of social injustice.

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  • Triage, dir Danis Tanovic, France/Ireland/Spain 2009

    Triage

    20 Mar 2010

    We regret that this event has been cancelled. For further information please call the Box Office on 020 7930 3647.

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  • Budrus, dir Julia Bacha, Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories/US

    Budrus & director Q&A

    21 Mar 2010

    This rousing documentary about one Palestinian village tells a much bigger story about what is possible in the Middle East.

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  • Good Fortune, dir Landon Van Soest, Jeremy Levine, Kenya, 2009

    Good Fortune & director Q&A

    21 Mar 2010

    Good Fortune presents a unique perspective on the environmental destruction carried out in the name of progress in Kenya

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  • Nero's Guests, dir Deepa Bhatia, India, 2009

    Nero\'s Guests

    22 Mar 2010

    In this fluid documentary, journalist P Sainath follows the fate of the poor and how the world colludes to hide their stories.

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  • Enemies of the People, dir Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath, Cambodia/UK, 2009

    Enemies of the People & director Q&A

    23 Mar 2010

    Director Thet Sambath elicits groundbreaking confessions from those who perpetrated the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields.

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  • Honeymoons, dir Goran Paskaljevic, Serbia/Albania 2009

    Honeymoons & Q&A

    24 Mar 2010

    In hopes of a better life, two young couples leave their respective countries, to realise their dreams in Europe.

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  • No One Knows About Persian Cats, dir Bahman Ghobadi, Iran 2009

    No One Knows About Persian Cats

    24 Mar 2010

    Bahman Ghobadi’s drama portrays Tehran with a vibrant indie rock scene and an emerging generation of Iranian artists.

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  • War Don Don, dir Rebecca Richman Cohen, Sierra Leone/US, 2010

    War Don Don & director Q&A

    25 Mar 2010

    The story of the sensational trial of rebel commander Issa Sesay at the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

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