True Heroes Films (THF) is a Geneva-based media organisation with a global reach. Through filmmaking and digital storytelling we spread knowledge of human rights and support human rights defenders by raising their visibility. We collaborate with human rights defenders, human rights and humanitarian organisations, NGOs, UN agencies, international media outlets and broadcasters, cultural and academic institutions and governmental authorities to adapt their work into stories.

Who are "True Heroes"? All those who stand up for human rights and struggle to ensure dignity for all in the face of injustice.



THF main mandate is the visualisation of Human Rights Defenders. We made many around the globe ranging from short to longer portraits. Watch some of these by going to the FILMS page.

Besides we also work thematically, like on torture, peace and dialogue, technological innovation, cartoons for peace etc etc. Go to the THEMES page to read more about this.


With the goal of creating a Hall of Fame of prominent human rights defenders, we launched in 2017 the first phase: Digest of Human Rights Awards. The second phase is the Digest of Laureates will be published as soon as the additional funding is secured. 


THF trained over the years many youth, filmmakers and NGO staff on how to work and film with HRDs. Download the  THF MODULE FOR YOUTH (English) or THF MODULE FOR YOUTH (French) and the THF MODULE FOR TEACHERS (English) or THF MODULE FOR TEACHERS (French). This work is supported by the City of Geneva.