The 9th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival will open on February 29 with the screening of director Fernand Melgar’s critically acclaimed documentary Special Flight, which focuses on the plight of refugees seeking asylum in Switzerland’s Frambois Detention Centre.
The Festival will run until Friday, March 9. All screenings take place at 8 pm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Here is their full schedule:
February 29th — Special Flight (Vol Special)
March 1st — Habibi
March 2nd — The Bully Project
March 3rd — Color of the Ocean
March 4th — Burma Soldier
March 6th — This is my Land…Hebron
March 7th — The Price of Sex
March 8th — Granito: How to Nail a Dictator
March 9th — The Island President
For those of us who missed some of these films during their festival run last year, this is a great opportunity to finally see them and join in the discussion.
Tickets to the Human Rights Watch Film Festival are available at the door for most screenings or can be purchased in advance online at tiff.net, by phone at 416-599-TIFF (8433), or in person at TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, Toronto.
**For tickets to the Closing Night Reception, please call Human Rights Watch Canada at 416-322-8448.