For 40 years, Human Rights Watch has defended people at risk of human rights violations. They practice a powerful, proven methodology: investigate abuses scrupulously, expose the facts widely, and relentlessly press those in power for change that respects rights. In a year where women collectively raised their voices against discrimination and abuse, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival is proud to present 15 outstanding films offering fresh perspectives and critical insights on human rights concerns affecting people around the world, 12 of which were directed or co-directed by women. As always, audiences are invited to support and celebrate human rights achievements in film by watching movies, meeting courageous filmmakers and activists at each screening, and engaging with topics impacting the world today.