Seventy percent of this year’s filmmakers are women and 70 percent are sharing a story about their own region. This program reflects the festival’s ethos of celebrating diversity of content and perspective. Select films in this year’s festival will be audio described for audience members who are blind or have low vision, and closed captions will be offered for deaf and hard of hearing members of the audience. Human Rights Watch 2022 highlights activism, featuring courageous individuals from around the world standing up to powerful forces and demanding change.
“We are thrilled to be back in theaters after two years away, bringing our audience a full slate of powerful films tackling urgent human rights issues including China, Russia, the climate crisis and reproductive rights,” John Biaggi, Director of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, was quoted as saying in a press release. – This article by Gregg W. Morris