Human Rights Documentaries: Checkpoints
The human rights film programme Checkpoints is a collaboration between BIFF and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights. Checkpoints also has a competition selection, where the special feature of the award is that the 25.000 NOK prize will go to the people and/or the issue the film is about.
WELCOME TO CHECHNYA will open the Checkpoints programme Thursday 08 October.
The following films are in the running for the Checkpoints Award 2020:
ALWAYS AMBER – An exceptionally fresh, intimate and candid documentary about being young – and trans
CAUGHT IN THE NET – Everything you always wanted to know about grooming* (*but were afraid to ask)
NARDJES A. – An intense, gripping and hopeful documentary from the heart of the Algerian uprising
SOFTIE – Clean campaigning in dirty politics
THE STORY OF PLASTIC – The miracle material that became an environmental nightmare
US KIDS – Fight for your right not to be shot at school
VIVOS – The war on drugs that became the war on ordinary Mexican people
WELCOME TO CHECHNYA – A shocking insight into Chechnya’s war on homosexuality
Jury: Catalina Vallejo, Member of the Rafto Prize Committee and Postdoctoral fellow, Faculty of Law at the University of Bergen | Alexander Petersen, Deputy chair of Norges Handikapforbunds Ungdom Sørvest | Linn A.C. Sandberg, Researcher at the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen