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Human Rights Watch Film Festival in NYC Features Mostly Films Directed By Women


Human Rights Watch, independent organization dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, screens over 500 films each year through their HRW Film Festival which operates in 20 different cities. The New York City leg of the film festival runs from June 14th to June 21st at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the IFC Center. It opened with Alexandria Bombach’s On Her Shoulders and features mostly films directed by women including:

If you’re in New York definitely check out some of these films over the next week and let me know what you think! I love the films from Iram Haq that I’ve seen before, so I’m particularly anxious to see her new film.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Jeg er din, 2013 (dir. Iram Haq)


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Jesper: How about a cup of coffee? Or a glass of wine? Tea? Pizza?
Mina: I don’t usually eat pizza with strangers.
Jesper: Stranger? Me? We’ve known each other for 300 meters.
Mina: [laughs] You’re right.
Jesper: So, how about that cup of coffee? Or a pizza?
Mina: Maybe after 500 meters.