Human Rights Watch International Film Festival 2007

2/23/07 to 2/25/07

The annual festival presented by the renowned advocacy organization Human Rights Watch showcases truly committed cinema-works by courageous filmmakers worldwide. This year's program exposes the human cost of global commerce; investigates the consequences of war and its aftereffects in everyday life; and offers inspiring portraits of activism and resistance.

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  • Black Gold, February 23

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Past Films

  • KZ

    • Sunday, February 25 3:30pm

    In a radical new twist on the Holocaust documentary, a visit to the picturesque Danube town of Mauthausen reveals what happens when a concentration camp becomes a tourist attraction.

  • Source

    • Sunday, February 25 5:30pm

    Investigating the effects of the petroleum industry in Azerbaijan, this audacious and witty film makes visible the hidden costs of a gallon of gas.

  • The Camden 28

    • Saturday, February 24 6:30pm

    Introduced by Harry Kreisler. The story of 28 people indicted for their civil disobedience in protest against the Vietnam War. "For aging rads, it's something of a gift; for the under-30 conscientious, it could be an inspiration."-Village Voice

  • My Country, My Country

    • Saturday, February 24 8:30pm

    Introduced by Eric Stover. Laura Poitras's insightful portrait of Iraq during the months before the 2005 elections has been widely hailed as the best film yet made about the U.S. occupation. "Indispensable, heartbreaking, and ferociously wise."-Village Voice

  • Total Denial

    • Friday, February 23 7:00pm

    Introduced by Rachel Shigekane. Fifteen villagers from the jungles of Burma go up against oil giants UNOCAL and TOTAL in an inspiring David and Goliath story. With short Dos hermanos.

  • Black Gold

    • Friday, February 23 8:50pm

    Introduced by George Scharffenberger. "No mere Western-guilt-inducing harangue, this highly informative documentary . . . is a model of patient storytelling [with] calmly accumulated details of the cruelly exploitative global coffee trade."-Village Voice. With short Punam.