Opening Day: Human Rights Watch Film Festival

16th March 2023


We here at Africa in Motion are absolutely thrilled to be teaming up with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival down in London in order to support and champion three vital stories from the continent and its diaspora.

"Human rights are personal. The stories told at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival reach into the fabric of our communities and reveal how we can help one another. How we can re-shape our understanding. How we can help our community members heal past wounds and forge new futures." - HRWFF

Join us over the next few days, from March 16th-26th, as we celebrate the power of film and the joy that comes with resistance at the HRWFF - "festival with a conscience" - with 10 incredible new films and plenty of live Q&As.

Can't make it to London and plan to stream the films from your home in the UK or Ireland? Then make sure to use code CHANGE23 for a 15% discount on your digital tickets.

No U-Turn (2022) takes us on a poetic and personal journey with Nigerian film director Ike Nnaebue as he journeys with migrants on their way from Western Africa to Europe. The intimate documentary explores the history of colonialism and how it creates a deep longing in an entire generation of Africans for a better life overseas.


Koromousso, Big Sister (Habibata Ouarme & Jim Donovan, 2023) captures personal stories and profound moments of support as a small community of women from West Africa in Canada push FGM to the forefront of the conversation. A moving exploration of gender inequality, women’s bodies and female pleasure through the stories of three women who bond over their shared experiences.


Theatre of Violence (Lukasz Konopa & Emil Langballe, 2023) is a gripping documentary that raises questions around new forms of colonialism and asks: how do we define “justice” when the perpetrator is also a victim?

Follow @‌HumanRightsWatch for full festival information.