Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Whether documentary or fiction, films on human rights issues can not only change the way people see the world and affect their future actions, but in some cases — such as Pamela Yates' Granito — can actually become instruments of justice in themselves. Offering sobering accounts of oppression, violence, and intolerance occurring worldwide, the films in this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival also allows us to experience the courage of the victims of and fighters against injustice, who share their stories of survival and their inspiring will to rebuild their lives. In their unblinking confrontation with suffering, these films offer hope that the very act of bearing witness can in itself help prevent the occurrence of further atrocities. — Alex Rogalski
The annual festival details stories of injustice, oppression, and stubbornly unquenchable hope in nine documentary and fiction films from around the globe.
All events take place at TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Reitman Square, Toronto.
Events in Human Rights Watch 2012