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    Every year it is necessary to 'celebrate' the International Human Rights Day. And every year the IDFA-documentaries on human rights seem not to have lost their sense of urgency. We selected five films from our online collection which show how the battle for even the most basic rights continues.

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    • Aleh Dashkevich
    • 2008

      Available in Benelux only: Journalists follows several Belarusian journalists in their brave efforts to exercise their profession under the rule of president Lukashenko. A tough job, as a critical comment can easily be stamped an insult of the head of state, that is, "treason."

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      The Defector: Escape from North Korea

      • Ann Shin
      • 2012

        A tense, enlightening documentary that uses a hidden camera to follow two North Korean refugees and their mediator.

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        Give Up Tomorrow

        • Michael Collins
        • 2011

          In 1997, Paco Larrañaga and six others from his town were arrested for the murder of a young woman without any evidence. His family is up against a thoroughly corrupt legal system.

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          Light Fly, Fly High

          • Beathe Hofseth, Susann Østigaard
          • 2013

            A casteless Indian woman tries to box her way out of poverty, but her struggle for an independent life is hardest outside the ring.

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            Invoking Justice

            • Deepa Dhanraj
            • 2011

              A documentary portrait of the women's Jamaat, the first Islamic advisory panel for family issues to not consist exclusively of men, which was founded in 2004.

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