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HRW LogoWe invite you to explore our Human Rights Watch Collection, a powerful selection of films endorsed by Human Rights Watch that shed light on human rights abuses throughout the world. First Run Features and Human Rights Watch have long shared a philosophy that film has a unique ability to engage, inform and make a difference, and for the past five years we have been working together to bring films dealing with human rights issues to a wider audience. Joe Berlinger's Crude, now playing in theaters, is the most recent addition to the collection, which also includes the ten films below, all available on DVD.
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American Outrage
Two elderly Western Shoshone sisters put up a heroic fight for their land rights- and their human rights- in this award-winning documentary about a dispute that went to the Supreme Court, and eventually the United Nations.


A Jihad for Love
In this revealing documentary, which was filmed in 12 countries and 9 languages, Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma travels the many worlds of Islam, discovering the stories of its most unlikely storytellers: lesbian and gay Muslims.


Roses in December
On December 2, 1980 lay missioner Jean Donovan and three American nuns were brutally murdered by members of El Salvador’s security force. The film chronicles Jean’s life, from her affluent childhood to her tragic death.


Dreaming Lhasa
A Tibetan filmmaker from New York travels to the Dalai Lama's exile headquarters in northern India to make a documentary about political prisoners and connects with an enigmatic ex-monk on a mission.

The Camden 28
Featuring a treasure of archival materials, this award-winning documentary explores how and why 28 individuals intentionally placed themselves at risk of arrest and imprisonment while protesting the war in Vietnam.

La Sierra
This award-winning film is the story of three inhabitants of La Sierra, a barrio in Medellin, Colombia - the cocaine capital of the world. Here, lives are defined by drugs, guns and violence.

The Devil's Miner
An astonishing portrait of two brothers,14-year-old Basilio and 12-year-old Bernardino, working deep inside the silver mines of Cerro Rico, Bolivia, where it is an ancient belief that the Devil determines the fate of those who enter.

S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine
In 1975-79, the Khmer Rouge waged a campaign of genocide on Cambodia’s population. The detention center 'S21', where 17,000 people were tortured and killed, is now a museum where former Khmer Rouge are employed as guides.

Silent Waters
In a small Pakistani village in 1979, a young widow named Ayesha struggles to adapt to Muslim rule after General Zia-ul-Haq takes control of the country and stokes the fires of Islamic nationalism.

Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World
This powerful documentary is the first to deeply explore the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in non-western cultures. From the co-director of Before Stonewall and After Stonewall.

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The Human Rights Watch DVD Box Set
This seven-disc box set includes the following seven films from the collection: S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, The Devil's Miner, Dreaming Lhasa, Silent Waters, Dangerous Living, The Camden 28 and Roses in December.

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The Complete Human Rights Watch DVD Collection
Get all ten DVDs in the collection to date for one exceptional price! Please note that the DVDs will come individually packaged (i.e. not as a box set).


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