Keyword: human rights

X-Men

X-Men (2000)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 07/13/2000
Cyclops. Jean Grey. Storm... They are the children of the atom, homo superior, the next link in the chain of evolution. Each was born with a unique genetic mutation, which at puberty manifested itself in extraordinary powers: Cyclops' eyes release an energy beam that can rip holes through mountains; Jean Grey's strength is both telekinetic and telepathic; and Storm can manipulate all forms of...
Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 07/24/2014
When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, tortured half-to-death immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill-gotten fortune, both German and U.S. security agencies take a close interest. As the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will...
X2: X-Men United

X2: X-Men United (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 05/01/2003
Mutants continue their struggle against a society that fears and distrusts them. Their cause becomes even more desperate following an incredible attack by an undetermined assailant possessing extraordinary abilities. The shocking attack renews the political and public outcry for both a Mutant Registration Act, and an anti-mutant movement, now led by William Stryker. A vocal, wealthy, former...
Happening

The Happening (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 06/12/2008
It begins with no clear warning. It seems to come out of nowhere. In a matter of minutes, episodes of strange, chilling deaths that defy reason and boggle the mind in their shocking destructiveness, erupt in major American cities. What is causing this sudden, total breakdown of human behavior? Is it some kind of new terrorist attack, an experiment gone wrong, a diabolical toxic weapon, an...

The Supreme Price (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 10/02/2014
Following the annulment of her father's victory in Nigeria's Presidential Election and her mother's assassination by agents of the military dictatorship, Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria's most marginalized population: women.
Dir: Joanna Lipper
With: N/A

Difret (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Meaza Ashenafi is a workaholic and the founder of an organization that provides free legal aid services to poor women and children in need. As a young lawyer and a tireless advocate for women she operates under the government's radar until one legal case exposes everything and threatens the survival of her work. 14-year-old Hirut Assefa is abducted while walking home from school by a 29-year-old...
X-Men: The Last Stand

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 05/25/2006
A "cure" for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history. For the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. The opposing viewpoints of mutant leaders Charles Xavier, who preaches tolerance, and Magneto, who believes in the survival of the fittest, are put to the ultimate test--triggering the war...

Sold (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014
Shahid

Shahid (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
The true story of slain Indian human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, champion defender of people wrongly accused of terrorism is dramatized. Azmi was charged with having terrorist links and imprisoned under a draconian law before he went on to become a fearless lawyer. The film traces the awe-inspiring journey of an impoverished citizen who became an unlikely messiah for human rights.
Winnie

Winnie (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 09/05/2013
Through determination and courage, Winnie Mandela survived the imprisonment of her husband, Nelson Mandela, continuous harassment by the security police, banishment to a small Free State town, betrayal by friends and allies, and more than a year in solitary confinement - all the while keeping the name of Nelson Mandela alive.
Eden

Eden (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 03/19/2013
After a night out with friends, Hyun Jae accepts a late night ride home from a young firefighter. What begins as a night of promise quickly turns into a nightmare when she is abducted and imprisoned in Vegas as a sex slave. Renamed "Eden", she learns she must build the trust of her captors and sacrifice everything in a desperate effort to survive.
Free Men

Free Men (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 03/15/2012
The young Algerian immigrant Younes tries to make a dime peddling black market goods during the Nazi occupation. When he is arrested and threatened with torture or worse, Younes accepts to spy on the elite community hidden with the pristine walls of the Mosque of Paris, whose rector is suspected of providing Jews with false identification papers. Yet once Younes is exposed to the calm, ritualistic...
God Loves Uganda

God Loves Uganda (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 10/10/2013
The film explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with creating schools and hospitals, but also with promoting dangerous religious bigotry. Evangelical leaders from the U.S. and Uganda have been joined by these missionaries as well as politicians in the task of eliminating "sexual sin" and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist...
Price of Sugar

The Price of Sugar (2007)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 09/27/2007
Follows a charismatic Spanish priest, Father Christopher Hartley, as he organizes some of this hemisphere's poorest people, challenging powerful interests profiting from their work. When he arrives in the Dominican Republic, he's warned against entering the sugar plantations where most of his parishioners live. Breaking a centuries old taboo, he discovers shocking examples of modern-day slavery...
Belle

Belle (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 05/01/2014
This is the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an...
Bridegroom

Bridegroom (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 79 minutes Release date: 10/03/2013
This is the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men whose loving and committed relationship was cut tragically short. It is the story of what happened after Tom's accidental death and of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized. After a year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make a video tribute to his...
Bastards

Bastards (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/10/2014
In Morocco, as in all Muslim countries, sex outside marriage is illegal. Single mothers are despised, but what is the fate of their children? They are outcasts, condemned to a life of discrimination. This is the first film to tell this story from a mother's point of view. We follow Rabha El Haimer through the courts to legalize her forced marriage, to register her daughter and to make the father...
Dir: Deborah Perkin
With: N/A
New Black

The New Black (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 02/11/2014
When legislation preventing same sex marriage in United States passed in 2008, many pundits pointed their fingers towards the African American community's presumed homophobia. Questions surrounding the history and the validity of these assumptions are examined and the complicated and combative intersections of the African American and LBGT civil rights movements are traced.
Dir: Yoruba Richen
With: N/A
Square

The Square (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 10/24/2013
From the 2011 overthrow of a 30-year dictatorship through the military rule that culminated with the forced removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president in the summer of 2013, we follow a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

Return to Happiness (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/06/2014
Ryan John Phillips sought happiness through fame as a hockey player, sought happiness through easy money, which led him in the exact opposite direction when he turned to drug-trafficking and ended up arrested and placed in prison. After serving his time, he returned to Canada, having been told he would never again be allowed to enter into the U.S. and therefore see his American child, He continued...
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 07/26/2012
Internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has garnered international attention for his ambitious artwork as well as his political provocations. Here, we examine the complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China's preeminent contemporary artist.
Friends from France

Friends from France (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/26/2013
In 1979 in the Soviet Union, twenty-something cousins Carole and Jérôme travel to Odessa, pretending to be a honeymooning couple. They follow guided tours during the day, but at night they meet secretly with refuzniks, Jews harassed by the Soviet regime by denying them exit visas. While bringing them messages, Carole and Jérôme learn about the absurd life conditions of the refuzniks. Carole...
Out in the Dark

Out in the Dark (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 09/26/2013
Nimer, an ambitious Palestinian student in the West Bank, dreams of a better life. One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, they are both confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept Nimer for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. When...
marche

La marche (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/26/2013
1983, France: Racial intolerance and related violence are common and teenage Mohammed is wounded during a police shooting. After leaving the hospital, he decides to launch a peaceful march for racial equality and is joined by two other teenagers and a priest. During the 600 mile walk from Marseille to Paris, they preach tolerance and non-violence, even though they are at times bullied and some of...