A festival that is not just about films | Film Festival One World 2013
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A festival that is not just about films


  • 100,000 VIEWERS: The One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, organised by the People in Need foundation, is currently the world’s biggest documentary festival with a human rights theme.
  • ONE WORLD IN THE REGIONS: The festival does not only take place in the capital; after screenings in Prague, it moves on to 40 other Bohemian and Moravian cities and towns.
  • DISCUSSIONS AND DEBATES: One World provides a platform for the exchange of views and experiences; viewers have the opportunity to discuss the subjects of films with their makers, as well as with experts on the issue in question.
  • THE FESTIVAL IN THE CLASSROOM: Screenings for primary and secondary schools are held during One World. In addition, the festival works with universities through the project History, Film and Human Rights, aimed at establishing seminars on human rights as part of the education provided at Czech universities.
  • HOMO HOMINI: The only Czech international human rights award is presented within the framework of the festival. Bestowed annually on an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the promotion of human rights, it provides recipients and their associates with moral support and increased attention from the international community.
  • INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM: This year for the second time during One World, the Institute of Documentary Film is organising an East Doc Platform intended for film professionals. Over several jam-packed days, filmmakers from Eastern and Central Europe will meet leading European and North American television producers, buyers and other key players in the film industry.
  • ONE WORLD IN THE WORLD: The festival long ago transcended the borders of the Czech Republic, and human rights festivals today take place around the world. Meanwhile, One World in Brussels, which takes place at the European Parliament, is being held for the seventh time.
  • RIGHT TO KNOW: Things certainly don’t come to an end when the festival is over. The One World team in Prague organises regular film debate evenings throughout the year. Through screenings and panel discussions, the public has the opportunity to learn about the broader context of local and international human rights issues, which are frequently overlooked by the Czech media.
  • LANGHANS – PEOPLE IN NEED CENTRE: Thanks to the accommodating attitude of Zuzana Meisnerová Wismer and Rolf Wismer, People in Need has been able to assemble a rich and publicly accessible programme centred on issues of tolerance, solidarity, humanitarian and development aid, freedom and democracy at the former Langhans Gallery Prague. The library and video room of the One World festival, which offers selected human rights documentaries, represent an important part of the Centre.


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