Human Rights Spotlight

Sponsored by International and Area Studies at Washington University and Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International and Area Studies at Washington University

A selection of documentaries focused on human-rights issues in the U.S. and the world.

Directed by Eran Paz

“And I Was There” provides a distinctive and potent take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that feels…

Directed by Jason Loftus & Eric Pedicelli

“Ask No Questions” offers a fascinating and damning investigation of the Chinese government’s concerted…

Directed by Marlén Viñayo

In “Cachada,” which screened at last year’s SXSW, five El Salvadoran women who have lived difficult lives…

Directed by Patrick Sammon & Bennett Singer

“Cured” illuminates a pivotal yet largely unknown chapter in the struggle for LGBTQ equality: the campaign…

A trio of films that examine different aspects of the prison system in the U.S.

Stories of deportees, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants from Latin America.

A global survey of the myriad challenges faced by women both past and present.

Directed by Sabrina Bouarour

Sabrina Bouarour's “Lights of Baltimore” tells the story of the war of images surrounding Baltimore in the…

Directed by David Osit

A real-life political saga, “Mayor” follows Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second…

Directed by Cam Cowan

In Buenos Aires at the age of 16, Pedro Opeka declined an opportunity to become a professional soccer…

Directed by Michelle Grace Steinberg

A work of timely urgency, director Michelle Grace Steinberg’s “A Place to Breathe” toggles between…

Directed by Abby Ginzberg

Directed by Peabody Award winner Abby Ginzberg — a two-time SLIFF alum with “And Then They Came for Us” in…