Opening Night: the opposition
Australian director Hollie Fifer follows the struggle of 3,000 residents of the Paga Hill community in Papua New Guinea, who watched helplessly as police bulldozed their homes to make way for a luxury resort.
Critics favorite at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this high profile American documentary provides a stunning illumination into race, class and community.
Academy Award nominee and winner of the Berlinale’s prestigious Golden Bear, Fire at Sea is a poetic and haunting portrait of Lampedusa.
Sophisticated, sensitive and surprising. Cinematic gems from Australia’s finest short-filmmakers.
“I’m not black. I’m not white. I’m sort of in the middle.” Zach Doomadgee is an Indigenous Australian teenager in Sydney torn between two worlds.
Winner of the top prize at Cannes Film Festival 2015, Dheepan is the latest critically acclaimed work from French filmmaker Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone).
Constance is a strong Acholi woman who was one of the first refugees from South Sudan to settle in Wagga Wagga with her family in 2005.
June 26, 2015, former US President Barack Obama declared, “Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal”.
2017 FESTIVAL TRAILER
Check out our 10th Anniversary Festival trailer! Featuring high quality, award-winning human rights documentaries and narratives from Australia and around the world.
"I congratulate the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival on its 10th Anniversary and acknowledge its important contribution to Victoria’s cultural and social landscape."