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Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2018



The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) is a not-for-profit arts organisation that explores diverse and inspiring human stories through the mediums of film art music and forums.

HRAFF inspires and engages audiences with social justice and human rights issues via an annual festival and year-round through our Cineseeds program our online networks and partners.

HRAFF is an independent organisation which is not aligned or affiliated with any political party or religious group.

Events & screenings


FILM
Opening Night: After the Apology
Join us at ACMI for HRAFF's opening night event

3 May 2018
82 mins
Full $60 Concession $50


FILM
This is Congo
A look at the world's longest continuing war through the eyes of those living through it

4 May 2018
93 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
Guilty + Q&A
The story of the Australian ‘Bali-9' drug smuggler who became an accomplished artist on death row

4 May 2018
82 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
The Grown Ups
A group of friends with Down syndrome who have grown up together chase their adult dreams

5 May 2018
82 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
Step + Q&A
The true story of an inner-city Baltimore high school step team chasing their dreams

5 May 2018
84 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


TALK
Forum: After the Apology
5 May 2018
1pm
Full $15 Concession $13


TALK
Forum: Where To From #MeToo
6 May 2018
1pm
Full $15 Concession $13


FILM
CineSeeds: Wonder
You can't try and blend in when you were born to stand out

6 May 2018
113 mins
Full $30 Concession $18 Family $88 Student Pack $165


FILM
CineSeeds: Freak Show
Billy Bloom decides to compete for homecoming queen in the film based on the novel by NYC Club Kid James St James

6 May 2018
90 mins
Full $30 Concession $18 Family $88 Student Pack $165


FILM
Brexitannia
Following the historic Brexit vote of 2016, Kelly travels around the UK speaking to both sides

6 May 2018
80 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
You See Monsters + Q&A
Australian-Muslim artists reflect on their identity and bigotry in Australia

6 May 2018
58 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


SHORT FILMS
Australian Shorts 1
Provocative, courageous and unforgettable - a showcase of exceptional Australian short films

7 May 2018
111 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


SHORT FILMS
Australian Shorts 2
HRAFF continues its showcase of Australian film with this second program of moving, inspiring, surprising shorts

7 May 2018
104 mins
Full $20.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
Encore Screening: After the Apology
8 May 2018
82 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
Freedom for the Wolf
A new generation of elected leaders are dismantling freedom and democracy as we know it

8 May 2018
89 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
Land of the Free
The documentary records a moving and intimate portrait of the ex-convicts and their families as they strive to find a new place in society

10 May 2018
93 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
The Song Keepers
The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir go on a historic journey to take back the hymns that were given to their ancestors

10 May 2018
84 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
Her Sound Her Story + Panel
Australian musicians speak up about the role of women in the music industry and in the world today

11 May 2018
70 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
A Better Man
A Better Man takes on the issue of violence against women from an alternate perspective

11 May 2018
85 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


TALK
Forum: Resistance on the Ground, Resilience in the Earth: Climate Change Activism in the Asia Pacific
12 May 2018
1pm
Full $15 Concession $13


FILM
Another News Story
How does the media manufacture the news of the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean?

12 May 2018
84 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
Border Politics + Q&A
A top human rights lawyer examines the treatment of refugees in Western democracies today

12 May 2018
90 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


TALK
Forum: Thresholds of Visibility: On Representing Refugee Experiences
13 May 2018
1pm
Full $15 Concession $13


FILM
Jackson
Jackson crafts the complexities surrounding abortion argument in Mississippi with an intimate portrait of the interwoven lives of three women

13 May 2018
92 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
Jaha's Promise
A survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM) fights to end the practice

13 May 2018
76 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


SHORT FILMS
International Shorts
This collection of exceptional global cinema reveals the awe-inspiring strength of the human spirit

14 May 2018
101 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


SHORT FILMS
Femme Shorts
A shorts program exposing the struggles and celebrating the victories of those who identify as women

14 May 2018
115 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
Silas
The story of Liberian activist Silas Siakor, who strives to fight against corruption and environmental destruction.

15 May 2018
80 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
Piripkura
The Amazonian Piripkura people are rapidly losing territory to encroaching businesses

15 May 2018
81 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
Leitis in Waiting
The story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of Indigenous transgender women

16 May 2018
72 mins
Full $22.50 Concession $17.50


FILM
Closing Night: Last Men in Aleppo
Members of the volunteer group White Helmets offer aid to the wounded during the Syrian civil war.

17 May 2018
104 mins
Full $30 Concession $25

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