Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

Presenting the best films and artwork from around the world, Melbourne’s annual Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will challenge, touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life.

Melbourne, Canberra (Nov 2-8, 2020 + May 2021)

02nov7:15 pm7:15 pmHFF | 'Brazen Hussies' (M)7:15 pm - 7:15 pm Human Rights Arts and Film FestivalFest:Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

03nov7:15 pm7:15 pmHFF | 'Vai' (PG)7:15 pm - 7:15 pm Human Rights Arts and Film FestivalFest:Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

04nov7:15 pm7:15 pmHFF | '2040' (G)7:15 pm - 7:15 pm Human Rights Arts and Film FestivalFest:Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

05nov7:15 pm7:15 pmHFF | 'Looky Looky: Here Comes Cooky' (M)7:15 pm - 7:15 pm Human Rights Arts and Film FestivalFest:Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

06nov7:15 pm7:15 pmHFF | 'Dark City Beneath the Beat' (15+)7:15 pm - 7:15 pm Human Rights Arts and Film FestivalFest:Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

07nov7:15 pm7:15 pmHFF | 'Midnight Oil: 1984' (M)7:15 pm - 7:15 pm Human Rights Arts and Film FestivalFest:Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

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Human Rights Arts and Film Festival News, Reviews & Interviews

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The Humankind Film Festival would not have been possible without the generous support of our partners. So, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to them. Humankind served as a virtual space of connection, and the maximum support we received from our Community, Hero, Supporting, Government and Major Sponsors helped us create this vision: through them we were able to engage and create a relationship with you, our community! ⠀ ⠀ Stay tuned over the coming days for some festival highlights, and to see what's up next for the HRAFF team. Until then, share with us what your highlights of the Humankind Film Festival were: tag us, email us, write to us! Any way, we would love to hear from you! ⠀ ⠀ #humankindff #humankindfilmfestival #community
Are you ready for Humankind's closing night? Food sorted? If not, you are still in time to place an order with Hamed and enjoy a beautiful and delicious Persian meal which in itself speaks to today's theme of resilience. ⠀ ⠀ SalamaTea House is a social enterprise born from the need and want to employ and empower refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants facing the same difficulties owner Hamed faced when he first came to AustraliaEach delicious dish tells a story of resilience and is a perfect accompaniment to tonight's beautiful film about Maya Angelou. Check out our website to find the full Menu for Impact: www.humankindfilmfestival.com
FINAL CALL: Tickets for Sunday's screening of "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" (2016) close at 2pm Sunday 24th May! If you are unable to catch it, don't worry! Once you become a ticket holder, you can catch it online, within 24 hours after its screening! "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" (2016) is a vast and bracing portrait of a African American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X to her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton, this documetnary explores her remarkable life through her own words, and illustrates her incredible Resilience the whole way through. We feel so fortunate to present this powerful story as our closing-night film. The screening also includes special pre-film messages and poetry performance by guest artist Bigoa Chuol. Each Humankind screening goes hand-in-hand with a delicious meal or bottle order from one our amazing food and drink partners! Find session-tickets, the program line-up, and our full Menu for Impact on our website, via our website at humankindfilmfestival.com #humankindff #humankindfilmfestival #community
Already providing pick-up and delivery from Thornbury, Abbotsford and Newtown (Sydney), this week Lentil as Anything have opened up their St Kilda restaurant specially for you to order a delicious movie night dinner - and we still have two nights left! Their restaurants are run as pay-what-you-can, a model which in itself highlights the kindness of individuals who, by paying a little extra for their meal, can contribute to the meal of another. Lentil's kitchens and volunteers are also busy cooking and delivering hundreds of free meals a week to people in need. Let's support them support others, simply by placing your order with them tonight and enjoying a great meal To check their menu, do click the link to our menu for impact page -> https://www.humankindfilmfestival.com/menu
FINAL CALL: Tickets for Saturday's screening of 'Backtrack Boys' (2018) close at 2pm Saturday 23rd May! ⠀ If you are unable to catch it, don't worry! Once you become a ticket holder, you can catch it online, within 24 hours after its screening! ⠀ Backtrack Boys (2018), is an inspiring and touching documentary that uncovers the unconventional youth program established by free-wheeling jackaroo Bernie Shakeshaft in Armidale, New South Wales. The boys in the program are on a perilous course towards jail until they hit the road with Shakeshaft’s legendary dog jumping team. This coming of age story reveals the challenges and triumphs these boys face as they try to find their place in the world, drawing on the incredible healing power of the connection between the boys and their dogs. ⠀ Saturday night's screening includes a special pre-performance by Emily Wurramara, presented by Green Music Australia. ⠀ Each Humankind event goes hand-in-hand with a delicious meal or bottle order from one our amazing food and drink partners! ⠀ Find session-tickets, the program line-up, and our full Menu for Impact on our website, via our website: www.humankindfilmfestival.com ⠀ #humankindff #humankindfilmfestival #community
To our ‘In My Blood It Runs’ audience, collectively you helped raise over $6,000 for the film! We are overjoyed by this figure! ⠀ Your contribution will help support an Arrernte-led school to be established on Dujuan’s homeland at Mpweringke Anapipe by his families, supported by Children's Ground! This in turn, will help support First Nations led education in Australia, will help make mainstream schools culturally safe for First Nations children and will help support restorative approaches to juvenile justice instead of the current punitive systems that exist. ⠀ ⠀ As we cross the mid-way point of the festival, we would like to express our deep gratitude to the Humankind community. The solidarity, and excitement of people coming together in a common cause is what gives this online festival purpose and determination. ⠀ #humankindff #humankindfilmfestival #community
Hardie Grant Books is a proud sponsor of the Human Kind Film Festival. Our relationship is founded upon a range of mutual aspirations. Both organisations aim to make an impact through curating and promoting storytelling. HRAFF’s focus on film and the arts complements Hardie Grant’s written word focus, as well as matching our aspirations to continue to diversify our media. With an indigenous stream in the festival, HRAFF complements Hardie Grant’s Indigenous publishing program as well as a range of other activities we undertake in our efforts to support Reconciliation, Indigenous literacy, and Indigenous employment in the publishing and media industry
FINAL CALL: Tickets for Thursday's screening of 'Tomorrow' close at 2pm Thursday 21st May! If you are unable to catch it, don't worry! Once you become a ticket holder, you can catch it online, within 3 days after its screening! Big-nation environmental policies are too often inadequate. “Tomorrow” (2015) understands this. By webbing tales of small-town communities, teachers and activists, this enduring documentary centres on the people, and is a useful introduction to many compelling, and environmentally responsible ideas. A call for planetary compassion,Thursday's movie - presented by DocPlay - is essential viewing for anyone who is wanting to make our world safer, greener and stronger. This special-event includes pre-performance poetry by guest artist Matt Wicking, presented by Green Music Australia Each Humankind screening goes hand-in-hand with a delicious meal or bottle order from one our amazing food and drink partners! Find session-tickets, the program line-up, and our full Menu for Impact on our website, via our website: www.humankindfilmfestival.com #humankindff #humankindfilmfestival #community
Looking for those yummy cinema treats to snack on during the film? Take a look through the HRAFF aisle brought to you by Sibling by Kinfolk - the wonderful sister cafe of Kinfolk Cafe, born to build inclusive communities and sustainable food systems. Whether you are a sweet tooth or prefer something salty, they have you covered - kits for the more traditional pop-corn lovers, delicious nearly-ready TV dinners and who can resist a choc top!? ⠀ ⠀ Make sure you get your orders in before 7am tomorrow for deliveries on Saturday! ⠀ ⠀ Find our full Menu for Impact via our website: www.humankindfilmfestival.com #humankindff #humankindfilmfestival #community
FINAL CALL: Tickets for Tuesday's screening of 'No Time for Quiet' close at 2pm Tuesday 19th May!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ If you are unable to catch it, don't worry! Once you become a ticket holder, you can catch it online, within 24 hours after its screening! ⠀ ⠀ Featuring appearances from rock sensation Courtney Barnett, local punk trio Cable Ties and slam poet Sukhjit Khalsa, Tuesday's movie follows a group of girls and gender-fluid youths as they discover the empowering strength of music through the GIRLS ROCK! camp in Melbourne. ⠀ ⠀ It is a joy and privilege to watch these very different young people bond, find a sense of belonging and identity, and discover their voices over the course of the week-long school holiday program and beyond. ⠀ ⠀ Accompanied with a special pre-screen performance by the band ‘Closer to Nowhere’, Tuesday's screening promises to be first-rate!Only made better with a special-order from one of our amazing food and drink partners. ⠀ ⠀ Buy your tickets now via our website: www.humankindfilmfestival.com #humankindfilmfestival #community