Who will win the audience's hearts this year?

 

At One World there are no moments more powerful than when the film ends, the lights come on and out comes the person whose story the audience has just been watching for the past hour. Last year the Lucerna theatre welcomed Afghan female rapper Sonita with a huge standing ovation. A year before, they shed tears when after a film about the persecution of albinos in Tanzania it was revealed that the main character was sitting with us in the audience. Who will break your heart this year?

Guests of this year's festival have come here along with more than 50 foreign documentaries. And here is a selection of some of them who you should not miss the chance to see in the cinema after the film:

An Inuit lawyer, activist and designer of traditional sealskin clothes Aaju Peter was supposed to come from the Canadian far north. She appears in the documentary film Angry Inuk, which offers a surprising view of the ban on seal hunting. Unfortunatelly due to serious family reasons she had to cancel her trip to Europe.

A very nice couple will arrive from Uganda. Trans woman Cleopatra Kambugu and her boyfriend Nelson Kasaija are the protagonists of the documentary film Perla Afriky. Nelson loves Cleo through all the barriers that homophobic Ugandan society puts in their way. Although as a heterosexual man he could have a more or less quiet life, he does not give up his love and accompanies her to Thailand for an important operation. Only then will Cleopatra be able to change her name in her ID card. Come and admire the strength of their relationship on 11 March at 19:00 in the large auditorium of the Lucerna cinema or on 12 March at 17:00 at Bio OKO.

Joe Moses would have been able to live comfortably in his village on a beach in Papua New Guinea, had an Australian developer not decided to build a resort hotel there with a port. Joe unflinchingly stood up against the tough businessmen and their government supporters. He had to go in hiding and it got impossible for him to continue doing his human rights work in Papua New Guinea. After 3 years in hiding he left his country for the Great Britain where he has been studying International Human Rights Law at the University of Nottingham. The relocation was organised with the help of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst, Frontline Defenders, Protect Defenders, Bertha Foundation and Britdoc Foundation. Meet Joe and the director of the film Opozice Hollie Fifer on 13 March at 19:30 in the large auditorium of the Lucerna cinema or on 14 March at 17:30 in the small auditorium of the Municipal Library.

Even the title of the documentary Who's Gonna Love Me Now? suggests that you better bring a box of tissues with you to the cinema. In the film you will meet Saar Maoz, an HIV-positive gay man whose Orthodox family in Israel has renounced him. Now, after 18 years in London, Saar tries to reconcile with his parents and six siblings. But he still comes up against the misunderstanding and fear of HIV due to a complete lack of information. Of course Saar doesn't make it easy for them either. In Tel Aviv he becomes the spokesperson for an organisation to help people with HIV, who are still stigmatised in Israeli society. Saar will inspire you with his story on 7 March at 19:00 in the large auditorium of the Lucerna cinema.

You can communicate with the guest for the film A Young Girl in Her Nineties without words. Tierry Niang is a dancer who uses movement to communicate with seniors with advanced stage Alzheimer's. His therapeutic method is fascinating and you'll be able to experience it for yourself at a dance workshop with Tierry on 11 March at 15:30 at the Audience Centre in the Lucerna Gallery. He will answer your questions after the screening on 10 March at 19:30 at Kino 35 and on 11 March at 13:30 in the large auditorium of the Lucerna cinema.

We have only mentioned a few names here, but of course all of our guests are terrific! Don't leave the theatre right after the end credits – stay for the discussion. The complete list of guests is available in the Program&Films section.


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