The 2012 Human Rights Watch Film Festival is playing now at New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center through June 28th, having already toured through Chicago, Toronto, Washington D.C. and other cities. As every year, there is an electric mix of documentaries and even some human rights-focused narrative films, and just about all are worth checking out, whether in the theater or when they make it to DVD. Full schedule is here, below are a few films of note:
Color of the Ocean and Call Me Kuchu – In these two films, African refugees struggle for a better life on a deceptively idyllic island, and activists oppose homophobia in Uganda.
Reportero and Words of Witness – Two powerful films remind us of the dangers borne by those who bear witness to the cruelties and chaos of states in violent flux.
Habibi and The Invisible War - Two films focus on the oppressions men impose during wartime.