Screening Rights aims to inspire and develop debate on the potential of film to affect personal, social and political change.
The festival is now in its fifth year and as always the programme combines film screenings with inclusive post-screening discussions involving directors, producers, writers, activists and experts.
This year's Screening Rights Film Festival programme includes:
A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE
Made entirely from personal archive footage and home video diaries, the film follows Jason Barker and his partner Tracey’s incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, this heartbreaking and defiant film tells the story of the poverty stricken Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the crime of giving him life.
Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans – director Geyrhalter observes people in mines, quarries and at large construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet.
A love letter from a young Syrian mother to her daughter and an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.
This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza.
When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he and his family are forced to flee. Fazili shows the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.
Set against the turbulent backdrop of the London riots of 2011, this compelling British debut feature is full of fire, rage, and vulnerability.
Based on real events, this is a gripping fiction film about an Iranian sportswoman’s considerable skill and strength as she battles to change the law in Iran to allow greater gender equality.
WE WILL STAND UP
A ground-breaking documentary about the killing of a young Cree man, Colton Bushie, his family’s pursuit of justice and the racism embedded within Canada’s legal system.