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Human Rights Film Festivals

Activism in Context


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Framings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-14
    2. Sonia M. Tascón
      Pages 31-47
  3. Festival Internacional de Cine Derechos Humanos, Buenos Aires

  4. Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, New York

  5. Conclusions

    1. Sonia M. Tascón
      Pages 203-216
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-248

About this book


Human rights film festivals have been steadily growing in number in recent years. They are all bound by a common thread, human rights, and yet show distinctly different films. What leads them to be so different, and how is the universalism of human rights made sense by each?


Human rights films film festivals human rights festival programming political cinema Third Cinema political documentary cinema film neoliberalism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of the Sunshine CoastAustralia

About the authors

Sonia M. Tascón has been a practitioner and researcher in fields related to human rights for a considerable time. Her earlier work was as coordinator of a Refugee Action Group for Amnesty International. She has published a significant number of articles and book chapters in the area of refugee rights, some of which have been used to lend support as evidence in social policy reports. Her more recent work on human rights films has appeared in various human rights forums, lending weight to the need for this kind of work.

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