100,000 VIEWERS: One World festival, organised by People in Need, has become the biggest human rights film festival in the world. In recent years, more than 100,000 visitorsattended screenings and debates. Our approach to human rights issues is very open; attendees may be surprised by the variety of documentaries included in our programme. Every year, we offer over 100 films on politics and totalitarian regimes, development issues, social topics, environment, modern life style and much more.
ONE WORLD IN THE REGIONS: The festival does not only take place in the capital; after screenings in Prague, it moves on to 32 other Bohemian and Moravian cities and towns.
DISCUSSIONS AND DEBATES: Festival screenings are followed by Q&As with filmmakers, international guests or Czech experts. A panel debate organised each evening in the Institut Francais explores one of the most urgent issues of today’s world.
THE FESTIVAL IN THE CLASSROOM: In the morning hours, screenings for schools are held in each festival town.
HOMO HOMINI: Every year, One World is opened by the Homo Homini Award ceremony. The only Czech international human rights award goes to an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the promotion of human rights. Homo Homini prize 2015 goes to Syrian teacher and activist Souad Nawfal.
INSTITUTE OF DOCUMENTARY FILM: Three years ago, the festival began addressing film professionals. Organised by the Institute of Documentary Film, the East Doc Platform aims to support the production and distribution of East European documentary films.
RIGHT TO KNOW: Regular film & debate evenings titled “Right To Know” are organised in Prague throughout the year, giving the public the opportunity to learn about the broader context of local and international human rights issues frequently overlooked by the Czech media. These events take place in Langhans – People in Need Center.
GET YOUR AUDIENCE! Things do not come to an end when the festival is over. The documentaries enjoyed the most by audiences then enter the Get Your Audience! Programme, where any person in the Czech Republic can borrow and screen titles. The aim of the programme is to bring high quality documentaries to parts of the country where One World is not available.