06.13.2003

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

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Date/Time: 13/06/2003 12:00 am


http://www.hrw.org/iff/2003/ny/schedule.html

Download the schedule (PDF):
http://hrw.org/iff/2003/ny/scheduletxt.pdf
About
In recognition of the power of film to educate and galvanize a broad constituency of concerned citizens, Human Rights Watch decided to create the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. Human Rights Watch’s International Film Festival has become a leading venue for distinguished fiction, documentary and animated films and videos with a distinctive human rights theme. Through the eyes of committed and courageous filmmakers, we showcase the heroic stories of activists and survivors from all over the world. The works we feature help to put a human face on threats to individual freedom and dignity, and celebrate the power of the human spirit and intellect to prevail. We seek to empower everyone with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a very real difference. To join our mailing list and learn more about our activities, simply click here and send us a blank message.
In selecting films for the festival, Human Rights Watch concentrates equally on artistic merit and human rights content. The festival encourages filmmakers around the world to address human rights subject matter in their work and presents films and videos from both new and established international filmmakers. Each year, the festival’s programming committee screens more than 500 films and videos to create a program that represents a range of countries and issues. Once a film is nominated for a place in the program, staff of the relevant division of Human Rights Watch also view the work to confirm its accuracy in the portrayal of human rights concerns. Though the festival rules out films that contain unacceptable inaccuracies of fact, we do not bar any films on the basis of a particular point of view. For more on submissions, click here.
The New York festival has been co-presented since 1994 by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and screens at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. The festival consistently features a large number of co-presentations with other New York festivals to encourage cross-communication and mutual support throughout the festival and film community. A majority of each years screenings are followed by discussions with the filmmakers and Human Rights Watch staff on issues represented in the films.
The festival also annually awards a prize in the name of cinematographer and director Nestor Almendros, who was a cherished friend of the festival and Human Rights Watch. The award, which includes a cash prize of $5,000, goes to a deserving and courageous filmmaker in recognition of his or her contributions to human rights through film. In 1995, Human Rights Watch’s International Film Festival launched the Irene Diamond Lifetime Achievement award, which is presented annually to a director whose life’s work demonstrates an outstanding commitment to human rights and film. Recipients include Frederick Wiseman, Costa Gavras, Ousmane Sembene, Barbara Kopple and Alan J. Pakula.
In 1996 the festival expanded to London, where it now screens annually in March with our partners Oasis Cinemas and Zoo Cinemas at the Ritzy Theater in Brixton, London.
Included films:
72 VIRGINS
AMERICAN DISSENT
ASYLUM
BALSEROS
THE CUCKOO
DWEEPA
Our Homes, Our Schools, Our Lives:Youth-Produced Documentaries from the Educational Video Center
THE FLUTE PLAYER
FORD TRANSIT
GACACA: Living Together Again in Rwanda?
I’M TARANEH, 15
JIYAN
KADDIM WIND – MOROCCAN CHRONICLE
THE LAST JUST MAN
LIFE ON THE TRACKS (Riles)
MADAME SATA
MEDIA THAT MATTERS Online Film Festival
MY TERRORIST
PINOCHET’S CHILDREN
POISON (San Peet)
RANA’S WEDDING
SCENES FROM AN ENDLESS WAR
STATE OF DENIAL
VIVISECT
WARTAKES
WELCOME TO HADASSAH HOSPITAL
WHEN THE WAR IS OVER
“>Online schedule:
http://www.hrw.org/iff/2003/ny/schedule.html
Download the schedule (PDF):
http://hrw.org/iff/2003/ny/scheduletxt.pdf
About
In recognition of the power of film to educate and galvanize a broad constituency of concerned citizens, Human Rights Watch decided to create the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. Human Rights Watch’s International Film Festival has become a leading venue for distinguished fiction, documentary and animated films and videos with a distinctive human rights theme. Through the eyes of committed and courageous filmmakers, we showcase the heroic stories of activists and survivors from all over the world. The works we feature help to put a human face on threats to individual freedom and dignity, and celebrate the power of the human spirit and intellect to prevail. We seek to empower everyone with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a very real difference. To join our mailing list and learn more about our activities, simply click here and send us a blank message.
In selecting films for the festival, Human Rights Watch concentrates equally on artistic merit and human rights content. The festival encourages filmmakers around the world to address human rights subject matter in their work and presents films and videos from both new and established international filmmakers. Each year, the festival’s programming committee screens more than 500 films and videos to create a program that represents a range of countries and issues. Once a film is nominated for a place in the program, staff of the relevant division of Human Rights Watch also view the work to confirm its accuracy in the portrayal of human rights concerns. Though the festival rules out films that contain unacceptable inaccuracies of fact, we do not bar any films on the basis of a particular point of view. For more on submissions, click here.
The New York festival has been co-presented since 1994 by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and screens at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. The festival consistently features a large number of co-presentations with other New York festivals to encourage cross-communication and mutual support throughout the festival and film community. A majority of each years screenings are followed by discussions with the filmmakers and Human Rights Watch staff on issues represented in the films.
The festival also annually awards a prize in the name of cinematographer and director Nestor Almendros, who was a cherished friend of the festival and Human Rights Watch. The award, which includes a cash prize of $5,000, goes to a deserving and courageous filmmaker in recognition of his or her contributions to human rights through film. In 1995, Human Rights Watch’s International Film Festival launched the Irene Diamond Lifetime Achievement award, which is presented annually to a director whose life’s work demonstrates an outstanding commitment to human rights and film. Recipients include Frederick Wiseman, Costa Gavras, Ousmane Sembene, Barbara Kopple and Alan J. Pakula.
In 1996 the festival expanded to London, where it now screens annually in March with our partners Oasis Cinemas and Zoo Cinemas at the Ritzy Theater in Brixton, London.
Included films:
72 VIRGINS
AMERICAN DISSENT
ASYLUM
BALSEROS
THE CUCKOO
DWEEPA
Our Homes, Our Schools, Our Lives:Youth-Produced Documentaries from the Educational Video Center
THE FLUTE PLAYER
FORD TRANSIT
GACACA: Living Together Again in Rwanda?
I’M TARANEH, 15
JIYAN
KADDIM WIND – MOROCCAN CHRONICLE
THE LAST JUST MAN
LIFE ON THE TRACKS (Riles)
MADAME SATA
MEDIA THAT MATTERS Online Film Festival
MY TERRORIST
PINOCHET’S CHILDREN
POISON (San Peet)
RANA’S WEDDING
SCENES FROM AN ENDLESS WAR
STATE OF DENIAL
VIVISECT
WARTAKES
WELCOME TO HADASSAH HOSPITAL
WHEN THE WAR IS OVER

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