Before the world premiere of A Quiet Inquisition at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, directors Alessandra Zeka and Holen Sabrina Kahn discuss their process of making a film showing the fallout from a restrictive abortion policy in Nicaragua, where it had once been legal.
The Film Society will host "An Evening with Bong Joon Ho" on June 26. The Korean filmmaker's latest, Snowpiercer, will screen followed by an extended Q&A.
Fellipe Barbosa's debut feature, Casa Grande, will open Latinbeat, the Film Society's annual showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema.
Filmmaker Khalo Matabane reflected on his unique approach to humanizing Mandela in his documentary Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me, which has its U.S. premiere at the Human Rights Film Festival on June 14, followed by a discussion with Matabane.
Jennifer Kroot discusses her time with Star Trek's George Takei, and the parallel between Japanese-American internment during WWII and LGBT civil rights today. To Be Takei screens at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on June 15.
Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman's documentary follows Human Rights Watch's E-Team (Emergencies Team) members travel across boarders to bring attention to areas where human rights are violated.
Director blair dorosh-walther talks about the process of bringing a previously untold story to light. Her documentary Out in the Night, which promotes change in how the public views the media, will screen on June 20 at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, followed by a discussion with dorosh-walther and the film's subjects.
Mano Khalil reflects on his process of capturing the beauty of life in his intimate documentary The Beekeeper, which screens on June 17 at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
Berit Madsen looks back on the inspiration and filmmaking process in the creation of her documentary Sepideh - Reaching for the Stars, depicting an ambitious teenage girl in modern Iran. Sepideh will screen at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on June 21.
Joanna Lipper's film is a study of Nigeria's past and present through its portrayal of the political and social movement to transform a corrupt culture. The film screens in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, followed by a discussion with Joanna Lipper and subject Hafsat Abiola.