South Africa will host the second 3 Continents Film Festival this September, showcasing recent documentary and feature-length films from Latin America, Africa and Asia that explore human rights issues.

The 3 Continents Film Festival is an initiative of Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), Southern African Communications for Development (SACOD) and Uhuru Productions.

The event will build on the successful first 3 Continents Festival held last September in Buenos Aires, hosted by the Latin American Movimento dos Documentalistas.

From September 12 - 28 South Africa's arthouse multiplexes will showcase films dealing with a range of themes including: transitional justice, reconciliation, racism, women's empowerment, HIV/AIDS, socio-economic rights, xenophobia, migration and communal divisions.

In addition to the 20 days of screenings in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the festival will embark on a roadshow travelling to rural areas, townships and universities around the country.

The festival is supported by the Atlantic Philanthropists, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Foundation for Human Rights, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Gauteng Film Office (GFO).