January 28, 2012

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2012

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 29thSpecial Flight (Vol Special) 


March 1stHabibi

March 2ndThe Bully Project

March 3rdColor of  the Ocean

March 4thBurma Soldier

March 6thThis is my Land…Hebron

March 7thThe Price of Sex

March 8thGranito: 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.

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