The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (“BHRC”) are proud to be a promoting partner of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2022.
The festival is taking place from 17-25 March 2022, with streaming available in the UK and Ireland and live screenings at the Barbican Centre in London. See the festival’s website for full listings here
Judges Under Pressure Looks at the attempts by Polish government to arrest and detain judges, who are under fire for attempting to carry out the rule of law. The film showcases the importance of the legal system to keep checks and balances on abuses of power and the judges across Europe who join Polish citizens in the streets to protect their democracy.
Myanmar Diaries is a mixture of documentary and fiction about life under military Junta in Myanmar in the aftermath of its military coup of February 1st 2021, told through personal stories by a group of anonymous young Burmese filmmakers. This film is the winner of our Tony Elliot award for courage in filmmaking.
For more information, see the Human Rights Watch Film Festival’s website.