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The 16th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from 21-30 March, 2012. The international feature programme includes 15 documentaries and 4 dramas, from Afghanistan, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, the Canary Islands, Ethiopia, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, the Maldives, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine and the USA. Many of the films will be followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and some by panel discussions with experts and film subjects.
Outlined in the attached press release are details of those filmmakers and film subjects attending the festival, and when they will be available for interview opportunities (also attached is the full press release with further information on the programme).
You will also find trailers, and interviews with directors about the films being showcased during the festival – from one filmmaker’s attempt to uncover the secrets of the Eastern European sex trade (The Price of Sex), to another’s attempt to dissect the presentation of Breast Cancer campaigning in the media (Pink Ribbons Inc.); from personal accounts of police brutality at a G8 protest (Black Block), to personal accounts of the loss of a family member to the Khmer Rouge (Brother Number One); from the story of the plastic surgeon who tries to reconstruct Pakistani women’s faces (Saving Face), to the story of the men who have taken lives and await their fate on death row (Into the Abyss) – these films, along with many more, make this year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival packed with stories from around the world that resonate with contemporary society.