Human Rights Watch Film Festival

May 20-26, 2022

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival is launching its first hybrid edition from May 20-26. The festival will be available online across the US, as well as in person at Film at Lincoln Center and the IFC Center for its New York audiences.

"This year’s edition highlights activism, as we meet courageous individuals around the world standing up to powerful forces and demanding change. The festival opens with Rebellion, the exhilarating behind-the-scenes story of Extinction Rebellion (XR), following the group as it takes daring steps to draw attention to the climate emergency – and confront both internal tensions and the harmful power structures present in the climate movement itself. Closing the festival, The Janes showcases a group of brave and bold women, many speaking on the record for the first time, who built an underground, clandestine network in 1970s Chicago for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions. We meet courageous activists and brave individuals throughout the program, and each screening will be accompanied by a discussion that will deepen your understanding of the issues in the film, and let you know how you can get involved to take action."