Films for Embassies

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day and together with the German Federal Foreign Office we are pleased to offer German embassies worldwide a curated selection of the most popular films of the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin. With this, we offer all German embassies the opportunity to select a film and invite it to representatives of the local business community, academia and/or civil society for a film screening at the embassy between December 2021 and the end of March 2022.

We will provide you with the film rights, the film copy as well as promotional material for a film screening and, if you are interested, we will also be very happy to support you in organizing a subsequent audience discussion. 



1) Please send us an email to or fill out the form at
2) You will receive a confirmation of the date with the request of the playback medium (MP4, DCP, Online) as well as promotional materials by mail from our colleagues.

3) If you want to organize an audience discussion after the film, we will connect you directly with the filmmaker or activist.

4) A few days before the event you / your technical partner will receive the film file from us.

5) The costs for the film rights will be covered by us, with the support of the German Foreign Office.

Selected Film

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Elizabeth D. Costa
CA | 2021 | 86 min | Bengali
available with EN & FR Subtitles

Cox's Bazaar - the world's largest beach near the Rohingya refugee camp Kutupalong is home to Shob, Shuma, and Ayesha. Fearlessly, the Muslim female surfers hurl themselves toward the highest waves. In the midst of poverty, violence, and toxic masculinity, they resolutely pursue their dream of a self-determined life. And with every wave they conquer, they defy family expectations and conventions - until their worst fears come true. Joy and despair densely and emotionally told to the rhythm of the sea. A universal story about inner strength, overcoming fears - and sport that gives hope to rewrite destiny.

Julian Sher, Graeme Smith, Natalie Dubios
CA | 2021 | 87 min | English

The war in Afghanistan  raged for 20 years. Suicide attacks, bombings and kidnappings have cost the lives of nearly 200,000 people. Now the US and its allies – including Germany – have withdrawn their troops.  The Taliban have returned to power  and the pressure on the civilian population is high. GHOSTS OF AFGHANISTAN reveals the true face of the “forever war,” providing insights into the longest and most costly conflict in the history of NATO, questions the role of the West, and shows a torn country.

Franz Böhm | DE | 2021 | 89 min | English, Spanish, Cartonesian, Luganda

"I don't think I can return to my old life anymore. You took up these responsibilities and you can't really go back. They seem radical, courageous, and visionary - the three young Frontline activists are giving up a lot for a better future. Pepper wants to see her children grow up in a free Hong Kong. Hilda founded Fridays for Future in desperately poor Uganda. And Rayen demands that the government of wealthy Chile provides for its people. To do so, they put up with street fighting, tear gas, and rubber bullets. A film like a war report. And a plea for political commitment under all circumstances. What adults cannot do, children are now taking into their own hands.

Zahavi Sanjavi | SE | 2021 | 78 min | Arabic, Kurdish

Five-year-old Imad has spent more than half of his life in IS captivity. Deeply disturbed, he returns to his Yazidi family. Imad has been brainwashed and is a child obsessed with terror as a result of the abuse he has suffered. Hateful, he meets his mother, herself a broken woman. He is explosively aggressive and considers himself an IS fighter. Will Imad succeed in coming to terms with his horrific experiences? Sensitively, the film illuminates the painful process and shows what helps Imad cope with his traumas. A film as shocking as it is eye-opening, which avoids simple answers.

Raj Patel, Zak Piper | MW | 2021 | 76 min | English

Anita Chitaya is a fighter: she can get men to stand up for equality and knows how to grow food even on dead soil. But to fight hunger in her native Malawi and secure people's livelihoods, she faces her biggest challenge: convincing the USA that climate change is real. On her journey from Malawi to California to the White House, she experiences racial and gender inequality firsthand, meets climate skeptics and desperate farmers.

26. NOVEMBER 2021