Human Rights Watch Film Festival Opening Night: I AM NOT ALONE (free)
Directed by Garin Hovannisian.
Is it possible for a citizen activist in Armenia to rally enough support to topple a system of ingrained corruption? Or is it a dream? This tale of a modern-day political struggle in Armenia, where one activist puts it, the people had “forgotten how to dream.” It documents the remarkable journey of one man to inspire a “velvet revolution” in 2018. His movement non-violently toppled the corrupt government that enjoyed absolute power in this post-Soviet nation. With total access to all key players, I Am Not Alone tells the story of his 40-day cross-country walk to stir support for his movement.
Introduction by Atom Egoyan, filmmaker and Human Rights Watch Canada advisory committee member, and Arsinée Khanjian, artist and producer.
Post-screening discussion to be led by Jane Buchanan, former Europe and Central Asia associate director and current deputy disability rights director at Human Rights Watch.
All Human Rights Watch Film Festival screenings are free, and tickets can be reserved in advance on the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema website. For more HRWFF films and information, please visit: https://ff.hrw.org/toronto.
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. They work tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and fight to bring greater justice and security to people around the world. To learn more about their work or make a donation, please visit www.hrw.org/canada.