HAA — nurturing artistic and educational works that speak to local, national and international issues



Congratulations to Charlotte Glynn and Kristi Zea for receiving NYSCA 2024 media grants sponsored by Human Arts Association. Charlotte has been awarded a grant for her feature film THE GYMNAST, and Kristi for her documentary film ON TAP.

VIETNAM: THE SECRET AGENT now available for streaming. Please visit New Day Films for educational use - DVD and streaming.

ADDICTED TO LIFE:  WINNER! Best Documentary! Chelsea Film Festival 

The award-winning film OUT OF MY HEAD, is now available for streaming to international audiences worldwide. For regions outside the USA & Canada, visit vimeo.com  For USA & Canada please visit KinoLorber

OUT OF MY HEAD SPECIAL OFFER: Click here if you represent a USA college or university and wish to order a cost-free media license for the award-winning migraine documentary to include in your library's film collection

Poster for the newly restored 4K restoration of Vietnam: The Secret Agent

Vietnam: The Secret Agent

New 4K Restoration by IndieCollect in select theaters!

Announcing creation of the new 4K digital restoration by IndieCollect of this historic film, funded by the HFPA Trust and IndieCollect donors to the Jane Fonda Fund for Women Directors. Select screenings will be updated here. 

"...excellent ... a tough, angry look at the consequences of exposure to Agent Orange ... a chilling issue that is effectively addressed here." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES

"... a scrupulously researched, even-handed exposé about dioxin and its use  (or, rather, abuse) in vietnam." -- L.A. HERALD EXAMINER

Marieke Vervoort at the award winning finish

Addicted To Life

NYC Public Premiere, Chelsea Film Festival, October 2023

A paralyzed Belgian athlete takes control of her slow, painful decline by planning for assisted suicide, and paradoxically becomes a world champion in sports. As her body gives way and her time left becomes unpredictable, she fights to seize the most from every remaining moment.

Marieke Vervoort chose to end her brave struggle October 22, 2019.

  • Best of Women's Voices Award, Portland Film Festival, World Premiere, October 2022
  • International Premiere, Ostend Belgium Film Festival, January 2023
  • DOK.fest München: Best Docs
  • Millenium Film Festival, Brussels: Best Belgian Author
  • Wisconsin Film Festival


Human Arts Association

The Human Arts Association is a nonprofit organization, incorporated in the State of New York in 1976 for the purpose of producing and sponsoring independent productions by artists, writers, composers, performers, and media makers. Our support stimulates talent and nurtures educational and artistic works, which speak to relevant community issues — local, national and international.

About HAA

The Human Arts Association has been granted tax exemption under the IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) as a Public Charity.

HAA receives contributions from a wide variety of sources including individuals, private and public foundations, local, state and federal agencies and corporate foundations.

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Tax-deductible contributions to HAA general funds are used toward the costs of promoting HAA sponsored projects, and for organizational expenses associated with project fiscal management.

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Mail to: J. Ochs/ED
Human Arts Association
48 Great Jones St. #6FE
NY, NY 10012

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