The 19th San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival will take place from 1-8 April

The Man Who Sold His Skin


The film The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020), directed by the Tunisian moviemaker Kaouther Ben Hania, will open, in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre on 1 April, the 19th San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival, organised by the City Council's Human Rights Department and Donostia Kultura.

Ukraine, historical memory and the right to asylum figure among the subjects of the films and talks of a festival that also includes exhibitions in different parts of the city.

Mali Twist (2021), the latest film directed by the veteran moviemaker from Marseilles Robert Guédiguian, recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Festival in 2014, will bring the event to a close on 8 April, also at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, at a gala during which the Abdin Kaid Saleh Film School in Western Sahara will receive this year's special award.

This year's movie screenings will primarily run at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, with two showings at the Principal Theatre, two films at Tabakalera and the usual collaboration with the Kresala Film Club (Trueba Cinemas). This year there will be a total of 40 films (24 features and 16 shorts) from 24 nationalities.

This year's festival programme includes 6 exhibitions.

The Victoria Eugenia Theatre will provide the setting on 2 April for the 4th Human Rights Educational Resources Fair, focused this year on Educational resources in memory for coexistence.

Also running this year is the second edition of the online human rights game Begira TÚ, organised by the Basque Development NGO Coordinator, which will test the participants' knowledge of the subject.

Rounding off the programme are talks by the protagonists, filmmakers and experts on the subject of the social issues at hand.

This Festival has the objective to foster reflection, awareness and discussion on the different aspects involved in the defence and infringement of human rights, and also to help promote an active society, committed to justice and social equity.

The tickets will be on sale from March 25th (5 €).

More information: 19th Human Rights Film Festival