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Human Rights Film Festivals

Perhaps not quite as trendy as Cannes, human rights film festivals nevertheless retain an important place in the dictates of arts by upholding the spirit of human rights in artistic and cinematic form. It does not pain that most of these are situated in some of the most beautiful locations in the world - and what with the new trend in 'vacations with purpose' why not plan a getaway of your own around one?

Here are only a few of the more renowned:

The International Film Festival on Human Rights

Taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, this festival screens Features and Shorts that address the issue of Human Rights throughout the world.

The International Film Festival on Human RIghts

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

Featuring some of the finest international films on Human Rights today, HRW.org sponsors this annual film festival which tours theatres all across London. Programs and schedules can be downloaded directly from their site.

Human Rights International Film Festival

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

Promoting the 'vision of a world in which every person takes responsibility to promote and protect human rights, both internationally and abroad, the Human Rights Art and Film Festival takes place in three cities in Australia - Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. FIlm screenings include both shorts and feature length films.

The Human Rights Art and Film Festival

One World International Film Festival

Organized by the People in Need foundation, the One World International Film Festival takes place in Prague annually, and has evolved into the largest human rights film festival in Europe.

One World International Film Festival

Princeton Human Rights Film Festival

The Princeton Human Rights Film Festival addresses issues of social justice in and promotes social change through the medium of film. By examining difficult and thought-provoking topics, they believe the films help to deepen the awareness and discussion around the values of dignity, equality and justice.

Location: Priuceton Public Library, Princeton NJ

Princeton Human Rights Film Festival





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