Films – Human Rights

The Covenants
Source: Human Rights Action Center
Animated film that summarizes the main principles of the ICCPR and the ICESCR.
Time: 3 ½ minutes
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies


Focus Human Rights

Source: Wissens Wert

Four-part animated video  that uses clever toy-like figures to illustrate rights. Part 1: overview; Part 2: Civil and Political Rights; Part 3: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights NGOs; Part 4: Collective Rights. Provide a comprehensive overview of human rights.
Time: 30 minutes
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies 


The Story of Human Rights

Source: United for Human Rights
Documentary that introduces human rights history and principles, focuses on the UDHR.
Time: 9 ½  minutes
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies 


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Source: Human Rights Action Center
Animated film that provides a brief summary of the UDHR’s main principles.
Time: 4 ½ minutes
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Video

Source: Amnesty International USA
Animated film that brings to life each of the 30 articles of the UDHR Rights with a lively animation
Time:22 minutes
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies


What are the Universal Human Rights?
Source: Benedetta Berti, animation by Sarah Saidan, Ted-Ed
A short video that covers the questions: What exactly are the basic human rights? Who gets to pick them? Who enforces them—and how? View full lesson.
Grade Level: middle – high school
Subject Area: social studies