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Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival comes to London tomorrow until March 30th, 2012. The eclectic and inspiring selection of films will be shown across four venues in the City, including; Curzon Mayfair, Curzon Soho, ICA and the Ritzy Cinema.  

The Festival is used as a platform by Film Makers to expose and challenge human rights abuses across the world through the art of film. In a time of global political and social uprisings this years selected films cover a wide range of themes cataloging a world in crisis. 

This year there are a good few films concerning the rights of women in todays world. From Sex trafficing to the 'moral crimes' of Afghan women and an inspiring tale of an all-female Iraqi basketball team, the films raise futher questions about the rights of women whilst also saluting the power and bravery of many women in this politically turbulant time. 

Here is a selection of films relevant to women's rights;  The Price of Sex, Saving Face, Salaam Dunk, Where Do We Go Now, Love Crimes of Kabul, Habibi and Pink Ribbins, inc.

Do try and visit one of venues over the week if you can. 

For more information about the festival and the films mentioned here, follow the link below.



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