Sydney’s edition of the seventh Human Rights Arts and Film Festival will open on Tuesday May 27.

Showing on the night, the Academy Award-nominated documentaryThe Squareuses footage of the Egyptian Revolution as it follows a group of activists united against their corrupt government and committed to freedom and human rights.

The festival is based this year at Dendy Newtown, where it will also showcaseLight Fly, Fly High, a film that tells the story of Thulasi – an Indian girl who trained as a professional boxer to fight her way out of poverty and inequality. DocumentaryEveryday Rebellion explores the power and usefulness of non-violent protest, while Breastmilk discusses the controversial debate around infant feeding.

The Festival’s International Shorts program will screen some of the most moving short films from around the world.

The Human Rights and Arts Film Festival kicks off on Tuesday May 27 and runs until Saturday May 31 at Dendy Newtown. General admission, concession and full festival passes are available.

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