“Bitterly funny, tackles high school bullying with style and smarts.” THE VILLAGE VOICE Based on the award-winning cult novel by James St James and in the vein of Clueless and Napoleon Dynamite, Freak Show tells the moving, heartbreaking and hilarious story of Billy Bloom, a boldly confident and eccentric teenager who faces intolerance and persecution More…
“WONDER is that rare thing, a family picture that moves and amuses while never overtly pandering.” THE NEW YORK TIMES Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie More…
ABOUT THE SUMMIT TERMS AND CONDITIONS: IMPORTANT NOTE: Booking the Summit has two steps involved: STEP 1: Book a Summit Pass – this provides entry to the event. Note – student packs will appear in your cart as 1 pass and 9 comps (see example). STEP 2: Session Bookings – as some sessions have limited capacity, Summit participants must also More…
2018 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.
The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival been awarded the prestigious annual Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation Arts Prize, announced at the Peace Foundation Gala on Saturday 11 November. The prize is presented to one organization annually which has shown to make a contribution to peace through the arts.
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AFTER THE APOLOGY – OPENING NIGHT
Follow Human Rights Barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment of refugees metered out by most West democracies. Making its World Premiere at HRAFF, the film explores the terrifying nature of Australian and western political leaders exploiting fears around border protection to extend political powerGo to topic
LAST MEN IN ALEPPO – CLOSING NIGHT
The closing night features another Victorian Premiere, Last Men in Aleppo. After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege.With only 350,000 left in a city that used be home to 4.6 million people, the film follows volunteers and their experiences with daily life, death and struggle in the streets.