Vision statement

The power of art, and especially film, in affecting societal change can be transformative. Human Rights Film Focus Nepal is a campaign dedicated to advancing the cause of human rights in Nepal and around the world. We are committed to providing a platform for the dissemination of human rights education and advocacy. Our main focus is featuring film as powerful learning tool and a catalyst for social change. We offer many opportunities for engagement, dialogue, participation, and advocacy regarding some of the most important issues facing Nepal today.

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We are the change!

In Art there is Compassion. In Compassion there is Humanity. With Humanity there is Generosity and Love.

-- Peter Brooks --

Our achievements

The idea for a human rights awareness campaign using human rights films was born in 2003, in the middle of the Maoist insurgency. In 2011, there was a successful three month run of human rights film screenings throughout Kathmandu and Patan. From 2012 on, the project took a broader scope and continued as Human Rights Film Focus Nepal (HRFFN). In november 2012, HRFFN successfully organized the Human Rights Film Week preceded and followed by various Shaking the Tree school film festivals all over Nepal. From 2014 on HRFFN worked on bringing the Wall of Hope Campaign to schools all over Nepal.

Youth Speak Out 2021

Youth Speak Out 2021

Youth Speak Out is a project that catalyzes and empowers young people to speak out and take action regarding the pressing issues of gender violence and inequality.

The movie 'Sold' on national television

The movie 'Sold' on national television

Sold is a narrative, feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick. It was broadcasted on national television on December 9, 2017.

Shaking the Tree Leadership Training

Shaking the Tree Leadership Training

On December 9, 2016, around 125 girls from 29 school participated in the Shaking the Tree Leadership Training, organized by HRFFN in co-operating with CARE Nepal.


HRFFN is proud to have partnered with various national and international organisations. Some of them are mentioned below.

Advocay Forum


The Didi Project

Flame of Hope Nepal




Womens Learning Partnerchip

  • Thank you so much for featuring “The Sari Soldiers” in your program. I was especially gratified that so many young people were able to see the film.
    Julie Bridgham, Director and Producer of “The Sari Soldiers”

  • We are confident that the screening of these important films will be a catalyst for dialogue and positive change in Nepal.
    Dr. Hari Bansh Tripathi, Director Advocacy Forum Nepal

  • It was good that so many young people got to see the films with your school outreach program. The audience, I’ve found, is usually older.
    Kesang Tseten, Director of “Saving Dolma” and “In Search of the Riyal”

  • We are very thankful for bringing your films to our school. Our students as well as teachers found the experience very informative and useful.
    Reshu Aryal Dhungana, Director of Program and Communications at Ullens School


Wall of Hope Campagin

Human Rights Film Focus Nepal is coordinating a grass-roots campaign that will impact thousands of young people in Nepal, and hopefully in other parts of the world. The campaign is called “A Wall of Hope: Hands Off Women and Girls”, and started in November 2013, coinciding with the United Nations annual Sixteen Days To Stop Violence Against Women. HRFFN has partnered with various organisations in bringing the campaign not only to the Kathmandu valley, but all over Nepal.

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Get in touch

Don't hesitate to contact us if you are interested in working with us or if you want to know more about our activities.