Every year, Human Rights Watch endorses select First Run films that promote awareness of human rights abuses taking place around the world. Now, we're offering seven HRW Select titles in one box set. Each disc includes film notes written by experts from Human Rights Watch as well as other supplemental materials, such as bonus films, extra footage, filmmaker interviews and more.
The following seven films are included in this new collection:
S21: THE KHMER ROUGE KILLING MACHINE
A Film by Rithy Pahn
From1975-79 nearly two million Cambodians lost their lives when the Khmer Rouge forced the urban population into the countryside. In this award winning documentary and astonishing historical document, one survivor finally confronts his captors, some of whom were as young as 12 when they committed their atrocities.
THE DEVIL’S MINER
A Film by Kief Davidson & Richard Ladkani
Winner of seven awards, The Devil’s Miner is an astonishing portrait of two brothers, age 14 and 12, who work deep inside the silver mines of Cerro Rico, Bolivia. Raised without a father, the brothers toil in the dangerous tunnels to help support their family and afford supplies vital for their education.
A Film by Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam
A journey into Tibet’s fractured past and a voyage of self-discovery,
this thoughtful drama about a young Tibetan woman from New York who travels to Dharamsala in northern India only to find herself unwittingly falling in love with an enigmatic ex-monk “unwraps Tibetan culture fromthe timeless ideal.”
A Film by Sabiha Sumar
Pakistan, 1979: General Zia-ul-Haq takes control of the country and stokes the fires of Islamic nationalism. In this gripping drama, a Muslim widow who teaches young girls the Koran watches helplessly as her beloved son falls in with a group of Islamic fundamentalists – bringing back to the surface her haunted past.
A Film by John Scagliotti
Traveling to five continents, Dangerous Living explores the lives of gay and lesbian people in non-western cultures, from Egypt to Honduras to Kenya, Thailand and more. Heartbreaking and triumphant stories abound in this inspiring look at the global movement to end discrimination and violence against GLBT people.
THE CAMDEN 28
A Film by Anthony Giacchino
In the summer of 1971, 28 antiwar activists broke into a local New Jersey draft board office to destroy records – an act of dissent against the never-ending war in Vietnam. But amole had infiltrated their operation, and soon they were all rounded up by the FBI. This acclaimed documentary tells their story.
ROSES IN DECEMBER
A Film by Ana Carrigan & Bernard Stone
In 1980, lay missioner Jean Donovan and three American nuns were brutallymurdered by El Salvador’s security force. This classic documentary is both an eloquent memorial to these courageous women and a powerful indictment of U.S. foreign policy in Central