Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) kicks off across Australia in May. Sharing values of  gender equality and human rights, IWDA is proud to partner with HRAFF.

HRAFF is a not-for-profit arts organisation that explores diverse and inspiring human stories through the mediums of film, art, music and forums.

There is huge a range of incredible films in this year’s program. Exploring issues from international immigration, and exploitation of natural resources, to LGBTQI rights and global consumption.

Explore the full program here

IWDA has a double pass to giveaway to the film Tanna, Australia’s first-ever Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film.

Tanna is a modern-day Romeo and Juliet set in the South Pacific, the true story of a couple who defy their parents’ wishes and decide to marry for love. In tribes where arranged marriages are the norm, war is threatened when the couple challenge the tribe’s plan and a story of love and loss ensues. Spoken entirely in the Nauvhal language, the movie highlights the very real issue women around the world face when it comes to exercising agency within arranged marriage. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, it won the Audience Award Pietro Barzisa at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.

We partner with resilient, creative and hardworking women’s organisations in Asia and the Pacific region to work toward gender equality, so are privileged to engage with the nuanced cultures of the Pacific every day. We’re proud to partner with HRAFF to see Tanna featured at the festival.

To enter the giveaway send an email to letting us know, in 25 words or less, why think diversity in film is important.

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