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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Celebrates A Decade In San Diego

Image from the film "Gay Chorus Deep South," which opens the 2020 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in San Diego Jan. 30, 2020.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Image from the film "Gay Chorus Deep South," which opens the 2020 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in San Diego Jan. 30, 2020.
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival runs Jan. 30 through Feb. 2 at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts at Balboa Park. This year's festival focuses on films about "changemakers."

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to San Diego this weekend for its 10 year anniversary.

This year, the festival will showcase five films that highlight "changemakers" or individuals who are working to stand up for human rights. The festival will open with the award-winning film "Gay Chorus Deep South," which won the Tribeca Audience Award Documentary in 2019.

Each film screening will be followed by an audience question-and-answer session to discuss the social issues depicted. Other featured films tackle LGBTQ rights, immigration, racial injustice and journalistic integrity.

The festival runs Jan. 30 through Feb. 2 at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park.

Kevin Linde, manager of adult and digital engagement at MOPA, joined Midday Edition with a preview of this year's festival.