Friday at WATCH DOCS!

Two amazing women, a charismatic Israeli politician, ayahuasca and a struggle over a totoaby swim bladder - the first day of screenings is off and running at the 19th edition of the WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film International Film Festival!


We proudly present the jury and international guests of the 19th International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film.

Richard Gere wants you at WATCH DOCS!

Richard Gere recently visited the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights office in Warsaw. As the American actor has been a human rights activist for many years, the meeting was also a lively discussion. Mr. Gere also sent out a few warm words to WATCH DOCS viewers.

WATCH DOCS 2019 program announced!

Save the date. The complete program of this year's WATCH DOCS Human Rights in Film festival has been released on the festival’s webpage. It includes 52 films and a stage play by Moscow's Teatr.doc.

New WATCH DOCS section: "Ordinary Extremism"

What is extremism, where does it come from and where does it lead? Documentaries dealing with human rights have been observing growing racist and nationalist societal attitudes for some time. This year, we will take an even closer look at this phenomenon. The "ORDINARY EXTREMISM" retrospective includes several high-profile films.

"Who's afraid of the rainbow?" The official poster of WATCH DOCS 2019

This year's WATCH DOCS features films on the situation of LGBT communities around the world in a special section called "Who's Afraid of the Rainbow?" Our festival poster also radiates rainbow colors.