HRFFB 2019

HRFFB 2019

Never before has the discussion about the importance and legitimacy of human rights seemed as relevant as it is today. 

This year's selection of 45 films brings together stories from all over the world. Stories of courageous people and reports about the horrors of war, hunger, expulsion and environmental destruction. But they are also images that never lose their optimism. We look at all these different aspects in three major thematic blocks: 'Voices From a Troubled World‘, 'Global Spotlights‘ and 'The Future is Now‘.

The film Festival opens with the documentary FOR SAMA, by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts - a story of the love between a young woman, her husband and their child, who together experience the horrors of war, survive, and - despite everything-have not lost their unshakable belief in freedom.

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Additionally to the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin FILMPROGRAM we also have INDUSTRY- and LUNCH-TALKS, Side Events and an Exhibition in our Festival center.

The Festival Center is open since the 27th of August for everyone, who wants to know more about the Festival, our Work and Partners or just wants to discuss and talk with others about Human Rights.

We want to connect Activists, Experts from the NGO- and Filmindustry and make a knowledge transfer more easy and effective. That's why we present three INDUSTRY TALKS for the first time this year. We want to talk and discuss about current questions and experiences and welcome everyone, who wants to participate.


With the highlights of our Human Rights Film Festival this year, the festival team of Aktion gegen den Hunger is touring five cities in Brandenburg from November 19 to 24: Nauen, Cottbus, Senftenberg, Eberswalde and Königs Wusterhausen.

Together with local civil society partners, we invite you to documentary films and subsequent panel discussions with free admission.

12. MAY 2021