Change starts here.

The 28th Human Rights Watch Film Festival London presents 10 films, highlighting the best in human rights storytelling. This year’s edition celebrates the convergence of art and human rights, and our programme highlights the role of youth in rising up to confront systems of power; what shines through is the determination and courage of individuals standing up for their freedom and rights.

Screening at the Barbican & Rich Mix, audience members can engage with in-depth Q&As with filmmakers, film participants and human rights advocates after each screening.

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Thursday, 7 March 2024, 10.30 – 16.00, V&A South Kensington


To mark our DIVA exhibition season we are joined by Kate Bailey the Senior Curator for DIVA, for an informative presentation and dialogue, looking at the concepts, diverse content, and design ideas, and how audiences have engaged with the themes, as a behind the scenes look prior to visiting the exhibition on the day.

Through tours, talks, and discussions with Simon Sladen Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Theatre and Performance, you will also deep dive into how the Museum embeds representation, decolonisation, and audience engagement within our Theatre and Performance galleries, and displays, in particular ‘Laughing Matters: The State of a Nation’.

A light lunch will be served.

Please note, that you will be walking and standing for extended periods of time on the tours – a limited number of museum chairs will be available on the day.

'joy is an act of resistance' Poet Toi Derricotte.

'Black joy inspires us, keeps us uplifted through the toughest of times, and is radical in its simplicity to make us happy and confident in finding one’s collective voice. In Black joy we celebrate the Black experience, history, culture, and community cohesion, to share, listen and support others in our need to connect and be together.' Janet Browne.

A schedule of the day will be available shortly.

This event is in collaboration with the Black Gallery Visitor Network (UK)

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