A focus on human rights in Asia: Human Rights Watch Film Festival

May 31 – June 11, 2023

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, now in its 34th year, will present a full edition of 9 groundbreaking new films from May 31 to June 11 at Film at Lincoln Center with in-depth discussions with filmmakers, film participants, journalists, activists and Human Rights Watch researchers.

From staff at the newspaper ‘The Etilaat Roz’ in Afghanistan left making impossible choices after the Taliban return to power, to a film that captures the mass oppression and silencing of women in Iran, and the risks taken by those who defend and support them through the story of one brave woman - two important human rights stories are put under the lens as the Human Rights Watch Film Festival provides a selection of films from across Asia.

Reserve complimentary community tickets to Opening Night Film SEVEN WINTERS IN TEHRAN followed by Q&A on May 31, and U.S. Premiere of THE ETILAAT ROZ followed by Q&A on June 1 at

Use code RESIST23 for discounted tickets to any of the other films in the lineup here

The festival is also committed to expanding inclusivity; the majority of the festival films this year will be audio-described and play with captions, with live transcription for the conversations to follow. See the website for accessibility specifications for each film in the lineup here:

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