20th Annual Human Right Watch Canada Film Festival
Mar 8, 2023 to Mar 19, 2023
The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) is pleased to be a partner of the 20th Annual Human Rights Watch Canada Film Festival that is taking place in person (from March 8 to 12 in Toronto) and online (from March 13 to 19). Reserve your free tickets online, but note that the digital film screenings are available only in Canada.
Freedom on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
HRREC is the proud sponsor of the screening of the film Freedom on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom.
(2022 | Ukrainian with subtitles)
Synopsis: Freedom on Fire is a behind the scenes and beyond the headlines view of the war in Ukraine from the Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky (Winter on Fire). This is filmmaking from the heart, beautifully capturing the resilience of the Ukrainian people in their fight against the Russian invasion. A logistical tour de force – with 43 cinematographers (including the filmmaker) filming in over 20 Ukrainian cities – Freedom on Fire captures the stories of children, mothers, soldiers, doctors, artists, volunteers, clergymen, and journalists – as we witness the transformation of a country fighting for its very survival.