While today is the final day of screenings as part of the 2019 WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film International Film Festival, some festival titles can still be viewed at and at the Traveling Festival.

Tonight, we will learn the winner of this year's WATCH DOCS Competition. The festival jury consists of:

  • Jacek Dehnel - poet, prose writer, translator
  • Talal Derki - Syrian director and producer, member of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • Melissa Hooper - lawyer and rule of law expert and director of Foreign Policy Advocacy at Human Rights First
  • Margje de Koning - artistic director of the Movies That Matter festival, the largest Western European festival of human rights films
  • Ewa Szabłowska - film programmer and art curator

After the closing ceremony, some festival films will travel to 40 Polish cities as part of special WATCH DOCS screenings. Through December 20, 2019, you can watch the following films free of charge on - The Patriot, Lord of the Toys, From Shock to Awe, My Dads, My Moms and Me, Good news, The Gospel of Eureka and In the Street, and on -Rebellion.

We would also like to remind you about the WATCH DOCS DIY project run by the Helsinki Initiative for Human Rights as part of which anyone can organize a film screening provided it is free of charge and is accompanied by a discussion or conversation after the screening.

WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in the world dedicated to the fundamental rights of the individual. It is organized by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in cooperation with the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. The patrons of the event are the capital city of Warsaw, Open Society Foundations, Polish Film Institute, the Nordic Council of Ministers, European Parliament and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.