‘Refugee’ to jam at Human Rights fest

Gotham pic event will also feature 'Dream,' 'Road'

“The Refugee All Stars,” Zach Niles and Banker White’s docu following a group of Sierra Leonean musicians who form a band while living as refugees in the Republic of Guinea, will kick off the 17th annual Human Rights Watch International Film Festival.

Other highlights of the fest, which unspools at Gotham’s Lincoln Center from June 8, include “The Road to Guantanamo,” the controversial pic which gathered buzz at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, and a sneak preview of Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini’s new project, “My American Dream: How Democracy Works,” which charts the lives of 24 people struggling with the U.S. immigration system.

Fest will also dish out the Nestor Almendros Prize for courage in filmmaking to James Longley, for his docu “Iraq in Fragments,” which received three nods at this year’s Sundance Film Fest.

24 features and docus will be screened at the fest, which runs through June 22.

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