Film has the power to open people’s eyes to human rights abuses and to transform the unseen and unheard into powerful tools for lasting change. This festival showcases acclaimed documentaries that do just that.
Divided into six themes that cover human rights issues that define our era, these films bring invisible issues to light and suggest solutions for a better world. Each evening screening features speakers and a panel, coordinated by the Hawaii Institute for Human Rights. Come listen to leaders in human rights and fundamental freedoms share their insights and how you can have an impact in the global human rights movement.
Special thanks to festival sponsors the Dolores Furtado Martin Foundation and the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust for supporting the festival in recognition of former theater director and film curator Gina Caruso’s contributions to the Doris Duke Theatre. Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Watters O. Martin, Jr., Joshua Cooper, Director of the Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights, WITNESS, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.
Festival screenings: $10, $8 museum members
Opening night: $15, $12 museum members
T-shirt Festival Passes: $50, $40 museum members. One T-shirt gets you into six screenings, excluding opening night