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Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2016 (9-18 March)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to London from 10-17 March, with Curzon Soho hosting the opening night film Hooligan Sparrow, a documentary following activists on the run in China. 

Director Nanfu Wang, an independent filmmaker based in New York City, follows a group of activists protesting the alleged rape of six girls by a school headmaster and a government official quickly become fugitives. Filmmaker Wang and super-activist Ye Haiyan (“Hooligan Sparrow”) must avoid government thugs and arrest. Sparrow becomes an enemy of the state, but detentions, interrogations, and evictions can’t stop her protest from going viral. 

Tickets are now on sale for this and all the other films at the HRWFF.


For more films, see the full programme on the Human Rights Watch Film Festival website.