Amnesty International Hong Kong will be hosting its eighth annual human rights film festival from September 26 to October 4.

Photo: Amnesty International Hong Kong screenshot.

The festival will feature six documentaries focusing on five human rights themes: peace and freedom, migrant workers, freedom of speech, civil society, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, democracy, and internet surveillance.

Featured films include “Freedom for the Wolf,” which showcases democratic movements around the world, with a nod to the 2014 Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong.

According to festival organisers, over 3,000 people attend the festival every year.

There will be a free public screening of “Free Speech Free Fear,” which features an interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, on October 13 at 8pm outside SKH Kei Wing Primary School in Mong Kok.

The event is set to take place at the Broadway Cinematheque in Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon – next to MTR Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C.

Accessible captions in Chinese will be available; audio description in Cantonese will be provided during the screening and Hong Kong sign interpretation will be available in the post-screening discussion.

Screening Timetable:
26/9Wed20:00Freedom for the WolfChinese accessible captions
27/9Thu19:50The Workers CupChinese accessible captions
28/9Fri20:00Freedom for the WolfChinese accessible captions,Audio description in Cantonese, Post-screening discussion in Hong Kong Sign Language
29/9Sat15:00Candle in the WaveChinese accessible captions
29/9Sat17:20Last Men In AleppoChinese accessible captions
30/9Sun13:50Waiting for GiraffesChinese accessible captions
30/9Sun15:50The Workers CupChinese accessible captions,Post-screening discussion in Hong Kong Sign Language
1/10Mon14:00The CleanersChinese accessible captions
1/10Mon16:00Waiting for GiraffesChinese accessible captions, Audio description in Cantonese, Post-screening discussion in Hong Kong Sign Language
2/10Tue19:35Last Men In AleppoChinese accessible captions
3/10Wed19:30Candle in the WaveChinese accessible captions
4/10Thu19:50The CleanersChinese accessible captions,Audio description in Cantonese, Post-screening discussion in Hong Kong Sign Language


Tickets cost HK$85 (HK$68 for VIP and MM MOViE MOViE members) and are available from August 27 onward at the cinema box office or ATM.

You can register for tickets online here. More information on the film schedule can be found of the event web page, or you can call their hotline at +852 2388 0002.

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