Human rights are the moral principles, such as freedom from discrimination, persecution and the right of equality, to which every human being can refer and the observance of which should be demanded. Nevertheless, countless violations of these basic principles still occur every day. The Human Rights Film Festival Berlin presents documentary films and stories about courage, fear, joy and opportunity and offers a platform for unembellished images and critical voices. At the same time, the festival wants to create a space for optimism and hope. In addition to film screenings followed by Q&As, the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin will host panel discussions and workshops on topics such as democracy, law & responsibility, repression, war & exploitation, and sustainability, resource exploitation & environmental protection.