Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, theye give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Their rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.
Each year, Human Rights Watch host an International Human Rights Watch Film Festival which travels to all corners of the world, including Toronto. The festival highlights the work of the organization by bringing to the forefront issues of human rights abuses qround the world.
Film is a great medium in which these issues can be discussed provides a forum for which we can all become aware.
This year's festival will showcase an array of amazing films that cover issues from the Green Revolution in Iran (The Green Wave) to the case of Omar Khadr, a 25-year old Canadian citizen who has been in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp since he was only 14 (You Don't Like the Truth), as well as many, many others.
Student representatives from the Ryerson Human Rights Watch Film Festival Commitee will be selling discounted $5 tickets for students in the Credit Union Lounge so be sure to check out this year's festival schedule and pick up tickets at this fabulous discounted rate while you still can.