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Human Rights Human Wrongs

Human Rights Human Wrongs

Human Rights Human Wrongs

Norway, Oslo


The Human Rights Human Wrongs documentary film festival in Oslo, Norway has grown to be an important and significant forum in Oslo’s cultural, academic, and organizational life that engages and encourages debate about human rights. The festival’s offering creates a unique gathering place where the general audience, activists, experts, filmmakers, artists, students, and organizations meet as active participants.

The festival’s film program, which spans over 6 days, consists of 15-30 documentaries each year. These films engage audiences and, by decreasing the knowledge gap between experts and the general audience, create a fantastic starting point for debate and discussion.

Besides the film program, the festival arranges a seminar for Norwegian documentary filmmakers and relevant organization and institutions, which brings up themes about the future of Norwegian social and political documentary. The festival also facilitates school screenings, with the goal of increasing human rights awareness amongst teenagers, an art exhibition at a local gallery, and concerts and performances after the larger debates.

The festival works to invite inspiring human rights activists and experts from all over the world to participate in the festival, who are important in driving the conversation forward, and in making ties with Norwegian human rights organizations and audiences.

The festival is organized by the Oslo Documentary Cinema in collaboration with many human rights organizations and institutions. All of the screenings are associated with an introduction, discussion or debate that puts the film into a larger context. Nearly 50 volunteers graciously lend their time and effort to the festival each year. 


14 February 2017 - 19 February 2017


Norway, Oslo

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