Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival comes to the Bay Area again in February with screenings at the Pacific Film Archive and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This is a modest festival: Only nine films (including shorts) presented in 12 screenings. All of the films are documentaries.

So far, I’ve seen one of them, Strange Culture, which was shown last year at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and then received a limited theatrical release. I liked the movie, and gave it a B. Click here for my review.

Other films deal with global warming, Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, and violence in the Congo.