Sunday, February 24, 2008

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival London 12 - 21 March, 2008

The 12th Human Rights Watch International Film Festival offers a powerful line-up of films that challenge and inform our world view. Opening on 12 March with Marjane Satrapi’s charming and bold Persepolis the festival continues for 10 days with 25 films which explore a variety of global issues from 19 different countries.
Whether it’s the untold story of US female soldiers in direct ground combat in Iraq in Lioness, Ariel Dorfman looking back to Pinochet’s bloody coup in Chile in A Promise to the Dead, American artist Steve Kurtz facing 20 years in prison for having test tubes in his apartment in Strange Culture; or the extraordinary interviews with 14 survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in White Light/Black Rain, this year’s festival covers a lot of ground.
To find out about volunteer opportunities at the HRWIFF London email (Real issues, real people, these films are likely to make you cry but for the interest in evolving the human race i suggest to watch one if not all of them)

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