Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights along with its community and campus partners invite the public to see four of the most exciting and engaging films covering the imminent and important issues in our islands and the international affairs.

The films selected for the 4th Annual Honolulu Human Rights Film Festival are highlights of the prestigious Human Rights Watch London and New York Festivals that will be premiered on Oahu March 2 – 3 at the University of Hawai’’i at Manoa Dean Hall at 6 p.m.   Admission is free.

The films covering important issues at the United Nations including women’s rights, globalization and peace.

Choose to see either “Scheherazade’s Diary” focusing on women inmates through a 10-month drama therapy/theater project set up in a prison in Lebanon; “Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars” focusing a young Iranian woman daring to dream of a future as an astronaut; or “Big Men” revealing the secretive worlds of both corporations and local communities in Nigeria and Ghana.

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.

The film festival is sponsored by Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights, UNA-USA Hawai’i, Amnesty International – USA, Hawai’i Center for Human Rights Research & Action, UH Manoa College of Social Sciences Program for Civic Engagement, UH Hilo International Students Services and Intercultural Education and UH Manoa Ethnic Studies.  For more information contact Joshua Cooper atjoshuacooperhawaii@gmail.com or 808 542 7204.