The One World 2017 programme is here!

 

We have 114 films that will take you to 70 countries, 7 virtual reality projects, post-film discussions with directors, 8 panel discussions on current topics such as populism in Europe or the new wave of armament, and a full accompanying programme. How to get your bearings in all this? We have some tips for you about films and events that you shouldn't miss.

An Inuit activist, lawyer and designer, who sews clothes from sealskin, will be in Prague. Aaju Peter was born in Greenland and appears in the film Angry Inuk, which offers a slightly different look at the seal hunt – the traditional livelihood of the Inuit. Aaju defends the right of the Inuit to hunt, eat and sell seals. The film will be screened in 13 Czech cities in March and April.

At the festival you can also use the opportunity to try what a dancing therapy can do to your body and mind. Dancing workshop will accompany the screening of beautiful, sensitively shot documentary A Young Girl In Her Nineties. This film tells a story of 92-year-old lady Blanche, patient with Alzheimer. Choreographer Thierry Niang, who will lead the workshop, comes to the geriatric centre, where Blanche along with other senior citizens are spending the last phase of their lives. Through his dance therapy the seriously ill patients come fully to life.

One of the most popular films among the organisers is Epidemic of Freedom, which will have its world premiere at One World in Prague and then in 19 cities in the Czech Republic. In it director Tereza Reichová and her husband Hynek Reich Štětka discover why vaccination is mandatory in the Czech Republic, while parents in most Western European countries have the right to choose. They are trying to decide whether to have their daughter vaccinated or not, and they film the difficult way in which they gather often conflicting information. What is your opinion?

The One World Festival likes breaking stereotypes. One such stereotype about old, tired and inactive people is taken apart in the documentary Life Begins at 100. Swedish grandmother Dagny was born in 1912 and writes her own blog; sometimes in the evening she drinks champagne and is the life of the party. After Prague the film will be screened in 18 other cities.

For those interested in more difficult topics, we have a tip for a panel discussion on the current situation in Syria called Syria – What Remains? Six years after the beginning of the revolution the prospects for peace are still bleak. Journalist Markéta Kutilová has accepted an invitation to the panel. The debate will be followed by a screening of the film Lost in Lebanon about Syrian refugees – of whom there are more than a million in Lebanon – who must respond to the tightening of Lebanon's asylum policy. The documentary follows the stories of four of them. 


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