Now in its sixth year, ALBA’s Impugning Impunity Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (IIFF) will take place September 22-24 at DCTV (Downtown Community Television Center) in lower Manhattan. The festival provokes dialogue about justice, resistance, and equality through a slate of groundbreaking new documentaries on human rights issues, post-screening Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and community talk-backs with human rights advocates and activists. Through its open call, the festival gives voice to unheard communities and filmmakers across the world.
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting social activism and the defense of human rights through educational programs. IIFF underscores ALBA’s commitment to uphold the values of the US volunteers who fought fascism in the Spanish Civil War, bringing human rights struggles to life through storytelling.
IIFF will open with the New York premiere of ZAATARI DJINN, followed by two special presentations of 500 YEARS: LIFE IN RESISTANCE and HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS. The film program includes the presentation of 2 features making their World Premieres, and 3 making their US Premieres.