Human Rights Film Forum

ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL

WATCH THE FESTIVAL FILMS ONLINE UNTIL 20 OCTOBER 2020!

ANOTHER PARADISE
Olivier Magis
82 min. I BE, FR I 2019

Fifty years ago the entire Creole population of the Chagos Islands was displaced from their island homes by the British authorities in order to lease the largest island to the US Navy. Now, with the lease about to expire, Chagossian exiles struggle to recover their homeland. STREAM NOW

BATTLE OF THE GIANTS
Hernán Zin
80 min. I ES I 2018

What does hunger mean? Women from around the world show their unfiltered everyday life, talk about what it means to fight hunger on a daily basis and give emotional insights into their life. STREAM NOW

BITTER BREAD
Abbas Fahdel
87 min. I IQ, LB  O 2020

Chronicles of daily life in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon. A striking insight into Syrian families' attempts to counter adverse weather conditions, food shortage and lack of prospects. STREAM NOW

DISCOUNT WORKERS
Christopher Patz,Ammar Aziz
70 min. I DE, PK I 2020

A journey along the fashion industry’s supply chain reveals that change may in fact come from those at the very bottom. STREAM NOW

EVEN AFTER DEATH
Douglas F Herman, Said Reza Hossini Adib
55 min. I PL, UK I 2020

Every year thousands of people fleeing war, oppression and poverty die in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe. This film tells the story of those who survived and their search for loved ones who died. STREAM NOW

EXILED: THE ROHINGYAS
Shahida Tulaganova
75 min. I UK I 2019

EXILED unveils the story of the campaign to erase the Rohingya people and explains the roots and historical context of the violence they have suffered. STREAM NOW

FROM HERE
Christina Antonakos-Wallace
89 min. I US I 2020

Set in Berlin and New York, FROM HERE is a hopeful story of four young artists and activists from immigrant families redefining belonging in an era of increasing global nationalism. STREAM NOW

GAZA
Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell
90 min. I IE, CA, DE I 2019

GAZA examines the dreams and realities of children born and raised in a place forsaken by the world. STREAM NOW

GREEN BLOOD
Jules Giraudat, Arthur Bouvart, Alexis Marant
208 min I FR I 2019

In an era of eroded journalism, fragmented audiences, and consoli-dated corporate power, 40 journalists from 15 countries work together to protect themselves as they uncover the dangerous practices of three mining companies. STREAM NOW

HONG KONG MOMENTS
Bing Zhou
90 min. I HK, DE I 2020

Since the summer of 2019, hundreds of thousands of supporters of the Hong Kong democracy movement have been taking to the streets every week. This film combines the perspec-tives of seven protestors into an explosive, emotional narrative. STREAM NOW

HOW TO STEAL A COUNTRY
Rehad Desai
97 min. I ZA I 2019

HOW TO STEAL A COUNTRY tells the story of how a single family succeeded in gaining economic power in South Africa with the help of corrupt politicians and a number of large international corporations. STREAM NOW

INFLUENCE
Richard Poplak, Diana Neille   
90 min. I CA I 2020

This is the story of Lord Tim Bell and his associates, and how they used communication as a weapon to influence political movements worldwide. STREAM NOW

LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU'RE A GIRL)
Carol Dysinger  
40 min. I UK  I 2019

This very emotional film shows an all-girls school in Kabul that empowers young girls from poor regions through skateboarding, giving them new  perspectives. STREAM NOW

MADDY THE MODEL
Jane Magnusson    
95 min. I SE I 2019

Maddy Stuart is the world’s first supermodel with Down syndrome. She challenges our perception of beauty as she breaks down barriers all over the world for people with disabilities. But does her career actually bring more diversity to the fashion world? STREAM NOW

MAI KHOI & THE DISSIDENTS
Joe Piscatella
70 min. I US I 2019

Her first song made her famous, her latest one made her a political refugee. Pop star Mai Khoi had money, fame and the blessing of the Vietnamese Communist Party. She risks it all to stand up for freedom and democracy in Vietnam. STREAM NOW

MAXIMA
Claudia Sparrow
88 min. I PE, US I 2019

The incredible story of Máxima Acuña, a farmer from the Peruvian Andes, who stands up to the largest gold mining company in the world. STREAM NOW

MRS. F
Chris van der Vorm
77 min. I NL I 2019

Can a theater performance on a floating stage in a Nigerian slum break the culture of silence around violence against and oppression of women? STREAM NOW

NO GOLD FOR KALSAKA
Michel K. Zongo
80 min. I BF, DE I 2019

The people of Kalsaka are promised a golden dream – but all they are left with is polluted land. With nothing left to lose, they seek justice against an international mining company. STREAM NOW

QUESTIONS
Michael Kranz
72 min. I DE, BD I 2020

A filmmaker’s essayistic journey to answer the question: how do we deal with the suffering in the world? Soon, events begin developing their own dynamics. STREAM NOW

RADIO SILENCE
Juliana Fanjul
77 min. I CH I 2019

The well-known radio host and journalist Carmen Aristegui is one of the few incorruptible Mexican voices. She fights fake news, government corruption and the related drugs trade. STREAM NOW

REFUGEE
Alexander J. Farrell
88 min. I UK, CA I 2019

A harrowing and personal look at European migration policy: a family divided at Europe’s borders struggles for a common future. STREAM NOW

RUN LIKE A GIRL
Katrine Kjær
86 min. I DK  I 2019

Visiline Jepkesho from Kenya is a marathon runner. Her biggest dream is to win races and use the prize money to buy a house for her family and lift them from a life of poverty.  STREAM NOW

SELFISH
Stéphane Santini, Géraldine André
58 min. I CH, FR  I 2019

Humanitarian workers around the world face extreme situations and often put their lives in danger daily. But what motivates them to take up one of the most dangerous jobs in the world? STREAM NOW

SOFTIE
Sam Soko
96 min. I KE I 2019

Kenyan activist Boniface SOFTIE fights corruption and tribal thinking that divides his country. When he runs for political office, he suddenly realizes that he is putting not only himself, but also his family, in danger. STREAM NOW

STOP FILMING US
Joris Postema
95 min. I NL  I  2020

To what extent is the Western media’s representation of the Congo the result of a skewed balance of power between African coun-tries and the West? STOP FILMING US is a cinematic dialogue between Western and Congolese people’s perception of reality. STREAM NOW

SUMMERWAR
Moritz Schulz
79 min. I DE I 2019

Jasmin and Jastrip grew up in Ukraine surrounded by war and ever increasing nationalism. In this film, they visit the Azovez camp where they become little soldiers. STREAM NOW

TALKING WITH THE DEAD
Taina Tervonen
67 min. I FR I 2020

Long after the war in Bosnia, bodies in mass graves. Darija Vujinovic travels the country to look for the families of the missing. She gathers their memories and the four drops of blood that are needed to identify the corpses. STREAM NOW

THE FORBIDDEN STRINGS
Hasan Noori
72 min. I AF, IR, QA  I 2019

Four young Afghans born and raised in Iran, go on a journey to perform their first ever rock concert in the war-torn motherland. STREAM NOW

TINY SOULS
Dina Naser
85 min. I JO, QA, LB, FR  I 2019

After escaping the Syrian war, a free-spirited young girl and her family must navigate confined life while stranded in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. An insightful documentary about her dreams, hopes and fears. STREAM NOW

WOMENstruate
Lauren Anders Brown
52 min. I MZ, ZA, SD, ZW, SZ I 2019

WOMENstruate is an unflinching vignette of the lives of seven women from across Africa and their experiences with menstruation that does not shy away from taboos. STREAM NOW

XIMEI
Andy Cohen
101 min. I US I 2019

XIMEI portrays a young Chinese woman, born in rural China in violation of the country’s one child policy. Local officials try to terrorize her into silence as she tries to defend patients who contracted HIV/AIDS in the 1990s when millions of poor farmers sold their blood for money. STREAM NOW

YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE
Slater Jewell-Kemker
89 min. I CA I 2019

YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE follows 15-year-old Slater Jewell-Kemker over 12 years as she tells the story of a generation of youth fighting to be heard. STREAM NOW

13. OCTOBER 2020