Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

Hands Up
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The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival brings to the screen extraordinary stories of people and communities from across the globe.

Celebrate our shared humanity and explore questions around human rights with this collection of award-winning films.

The May session of Red Hot Shorts is presented in association with the festival and will focus on human rights.

Saturday 14 May - Saturday 21 May
Full $17 Concession/ACMI Members $13
Festival Pass: Full $120 Concession/ACMI Members $100
5 Session Pass: Full $60 Concession/ACMI Members $50

NB > Passes can only be purchased by phone (03 8663 2583) or in person at the ACMI Tickets Information Desk. All sessions must be selected at time of booking.

12th and Delaware

On 12th and Delaware, a passionate battle rages between an abortion clinic and a pro-life outfit.

Hands Up

Sometimes putting your hands up isn't about's about being counted.

All That I Love

Set in Poland during the Solidarity movement, this film celebrates passion, youth, music and love.

Boxing for Palm Island

There's a new generation of warriors coming out of Palm Island, a place with a dark history.

They Come for the Gold, They Come for it All

In Argentinean Patagonia, a conflict brews. Battle lines are drawn and at the centre is gold.

The Green Wave

This powerful account of the Green Revolution combines animation, interviews and amateur footage.

Enemies of the People

A 30-year silence is broken to reveal the real stories behind the Killing Fields of Cambodia.

Moving to Mars

Two refugee families from Burma resettle in the British city of Sheffield.

Lonely Pack

On the streets of Kathmandu, the "Lonely Pack" street kids have a daily fight for survival.

Plug and Pray

An engrossing and chilling journey into the scientific possibilities of artificial intelligence.

I Was Worth 50 Sheep

The trials of a young woman's escape after being sold to a 55 year-old Taliban member at age 10.

International Shorts

A collection of surprising, moving and courageous short films from around the globe.

There Once Was An Island

The Indigenous people of Takuu face adversity as water levels rise and threatens their way of life.

Iron Crows

At the world's largest ship demolition yard, workers risk their lives for two dollars a day.


It takes a village to unite the most divided people on earth.

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