OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARIES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.
A PROGRAMME THAT WILL MOVE YOU.
At this year's Human Rights Film Festival Berlin we will be looking at the people who go beyond red lines. You will meet people who are risking a lot for change – who are fighting for their freedom and for a better future, who are standing up to those in power and proving that a better and just society is possible.
#SAVETHEDATE - 13 TO 23 OCTOBER 2022
Be inspired by moving documentaries from all over the world – in cinemas or streaming at home.
FILM PREVIEW 2022
Adeline Neary Hay I France I 2021 I 70 min I Khmer, Thai, French
“Hill of Death” – that's what the refugee camp Khao-I-Dang bordering Cambodia and Thailand was called. Hundreds of thousands were once stranded there as they fled certain death at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. Among them: a mother with her daughter in her arms. Still a baby at the time, Neary Adeline Hay embarks 40 years later on a search for traces of her own escape: for the stories her mother never told. How her mother drugged her as a baby to keep her from crying as she fled through the jungle. How they escaped captivity and death. Over and over, her mother was faced with the decision, “Leave your daughter behind to survive.” Again and again, her mother answered, “Never without my daughter.”
Gorki Glaser-Müller I Sweden, Denmark, Qatar I 2021 I 97 min I Swedish, English, Spanish
CHILDREN OF THE ENEMY
Patricio's life is a nightmare come true. His daughter became radicalized and joined IS fighters in Syria with her husband. Both of them were killed there in 2019. Their children are interned in a detention camp as "children of the enemy." The conditions are life-threatening. Four to five children die every day in the camp. The governments remain inactive, leaving the children to their fate. Patricio only knows one goal: to bring his seven underaged grandchildren back to Sweden. On his own initiative, he decides to travel to Erbil in northern Iraq.