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Human Rights Film Network was born in 2003 from the collaboration between Human Rights Nights and Amnesty International Film Festival Amsterdam.

Human Rights Film Network is expanding all over the world presenting the cinema committed for the respect of human rights and dignity, against censorship and repression. In these struggles, cinema is an extremely powerful mean, able to touch and inspire the audience, that is those which can make a difference. The films selected in the festivals of Human Rights Film Network inform the audience and make it think. These movies give a first comprehension of human rights issues, representing visions and ambitions to correct the violation of such rights.

The last years have seen a flowering of festivals dedicated to the promotion and defense of human rights all over the world; Human Rights Film Network is an organization which helps the partnership among these independent festivals.

Thanks to this network, festivals have the possibility to cooperate and exchange ideas on how to promote films and educational programs. Human Rights Film Network enables sharing experiences on the organization of screenings and debates, along with a solid base of help for the new independent festivals. 

In 2010 Human Rights Nights was nominated chair of Human Rights Film Network.