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A Better Politics on the Screen

A Better Politics on the Screen

BY STEVE ERICKSON | The name of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival is a little deceptive. It’s not exactly a festival of films about human rights, although it comes close. Instead, it’s sponsored by the NGO Human Rights Watch, which is akin to Amnesty International though with a broader mission, and it would be more […]

Disclosing Diversity, Claiming Common Ground

Disclosing Diversity, Claiming Common Ground

BY SETH J. BOOKEY | Many LGBT Americans have seen things and met people the average American never encounters, but even within the community we have a lot to learn from each other. A great documentary will help viewers dig below the deep-held truths that comfort them, and at this year’s Human Rights Watch Film […]

Safeguarding Brave Hearts

Safeguarding Brave Hearts

BY SETH J. BOOKEY | The annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival consistently presents amazing films from around the world that demonstrate the struggle for human rights and equality in all its varied forms. The dramas and documentaries explore and expose the forces that threaten women, gays, opposition political parties, economic justice, freedom of the press… […]