Thank you to all of our audiences for an amazing festival.

The 2020 NY Digital edition of the Human Rights Watch Festival has now ended. We are grateful to all of the filmmakers, activists and audience members who participated.

Our rights to screen the films on this platform expired at 11:59pm EST (8:59pm PT)on June 20 and at this time we are no longer able to offer viewing extensions for the films.

We hope that you will follow us on @hrwfilmfestival on Twitter + Instagram and follow the films on social media to hear of upcoming digital screenings in the US + beyond.

Previous festival info:

List of films with subtitles and/or closed captioning Please note: For the film FROM HERE all viewers must select subtitles before playing the film as many languages are spoken in the film. To turn on subtitles, select the “Closed Captioning” (CC) icon on your screen. - From Here (Spanish Subtitles, English Subtitles, Closed Captioning) - I Am Samuel (English Subtitles, Closed Captioning) - Radio Silence (Fully subtitled in English) - Reunited (Fully subtitled in English)

What are the system requirements to view the films?

You can watch on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running OSX 10.12+. You can also watch on Android tablets and phones using Chrome and on iPhones and iPads using Safari. You will need a broadband or fibre internet connection - dial up will not work. You’ll find a complete list of requirements below.

Can I watch these films on a TV in the US?
Yes! You can watch: - Using Chromecast (Which may come built-in with some Smart TVs).
- Using AirPlay to an Apple TV, or.
- Connecting an HDMI cable.

You can cast from the browser on your device (from Chrome on Android, or Safari on iOS).

What are the viewing requirements for Windows computers?

Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer or Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported.
Internet Explorer on Windows 7 is no longer supported.
You will need a broadband or fibre internet connection - dial up will not work.

What are the requirements for Mac computers?

MacOS 10.12 or later.
Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported.
You will need a broadband or fibre internet connection - dial up will not work.

Can I watch content on my iPhone/iPad?

Yes, you can watch content using Safari and this requires iOS 11.2 or later. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported.

Can I watch content on my Android Device?

Yes, you can watch content using Chrome and this requires Android 6.0 or later. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported.

I can’t stream any of the content, what’s going on?

Check your minimum system requirements above. We recommend that you update to the latest version of your browser.
We use adaptive bitrate streaming which means the streaming quality will automatically adjust based on your internet speed. For High Definition (HD) streaming we recommend VDSL, cable or fibre connections as we cannot guarantee consistent HD streaming on ADSL. If all else fails, try restarting your computer as that often solves it.

What happens if I forget my password?

Simply click Forgot your password on the Sign In page, enter the email address you used when you created an account and a link to reset your password will be sent to you.

Why does video playback stall or not play smoothly?

If your internet connection is poor or inconsistent you may experience problems during playback.

What devices can I Chromecast from?

You can Chromecast from a Chrome web browser on PC and Mac computers as well as Android devices.

If you require further help with your HRW Film Festival film rental please use our “chat” feature on the homepage of the website (available on most desktop computers) or send an email to: filmfestival@hrw.org for further assistance. Please note our customer service hours are staffed 9am-10pm Mon-Friday. We will try to assist as soon as we can and get you the help you need at other times (and on weekends), but please note there may be a delay. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.