New Leonardo DiCaprio film set to screen at Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will start on March 8, run to the 16th, and is set to feature 14 award-winning documentaries and features, including Leonardo DiCaprio produced Silas.
The festival will celebrateInternational Women's Day, by opening with Naila and the Uprising,directed by Julia Bacha.
John Biaggi,creative director of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival said: “Ina year in which women have collectively raised their voices againstdiscrimination and abuse, the 22nd edition of the festival spotlightsstrong women who push back against formidable forces within theirrespective societies.
“We are thrilledto open with the powerful Naila and the Uprising, which showcaseswomen change-makers, and we look forward to welcoming the directorJulia Bacha and film subjects Naila Ayesh and Zahira Kamal.”
Closing the festival is Silas, a documentary following activist Silas Siakor, a Liberian environmentalist who was awarded the Goldman environmental award in 2006.
Leonardo DiCaprio executive produces, with Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman directing.
There will also a screening of This is Congo at the benefit gala, which Timo Meuller, researcher in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch described as: “the best documentary I’ve seen on the Democratic Republic of Congo."
The full list of Human Rights Watch Film Festival films are:
Naila and the Uprising
Women of the Venezuelan Chaos
A Cambodian Spring
The Workers Cup
The Long Season
This Is Congo
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