Films That Will Hit You Hard

Are you mulling over which of the 117 documentaries at One World 2019 to see? The festival’s programme director, Ondřej Moravec, programmers Julie Kárová and Barbora Hudečková, and the coordinators for One World in the Regions (in Znojmo, Tišnov, Hradec Králové, Sušice, Třebíč, and Uherské Hradiště), give their tips for the best of the festival’s 21st year.

Minding the Gap

Don’t expect a traditional film about a group of skateboarders. Using their story as the backdrop, director Bing Liu explores the issues of domestic violence, racism, and the social gap in today’s USA. This documentary, shot over 12 years, delves into the protagonists’ inner depths, mapping their paths from boyhood to adulthood. 
— Julie Kárová

Sakawa

The Ghanaian term sakawa describes internet fraud and its link with traditional African rituals. For the young Ghanaians who use fake profiles to seduce Western men on online dating sites, it is often their main source of money. Although Sakawa is filled with absurd moments, it communicates a message that affects us all. 
— Julie Kárová

Reconstructing Utøya

A minimalist psychological thriller with a visual aspect reminiscent of von Trier’s Dogville, this film provides a unique record of human terror – of physical and mental terror. This year’s first real “tear jerker” returns to the tragedy in Utøya, where the right-wing terrorist Breivik murdered 69 young people in 2011.
— Ondřej Moravec

Love, Scott

Scott Jones, a young man who was stabbed because he is gay, is a protagonist you won’t want to see leave the screen. The film lets you immerse yourself in Scott’s memories, both the horrible and the tender, and is enhanced by the fantastic soundtrack by Sigur Rós. Director Laura Marie Wayne deserves special credit for the film’s brusque finesse. Ondřej Moravec

Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World

They revealed the identity of the agents who attacked the Skripals. They proved that flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian missile. All they need to battle disinformation is the Internet, publicly accessible information, and great determination. The work carried out by the independent journalists from the Bellingcat collective is more suspenseful than the new True Detective series.
— Barbora Hudečková

Evelyn

The director’s brother, Evelyn, committed suicide. Years after the incident, his family sets out on a trek through the British countryside and finally broaches a topic that was long taboo. Emotions, memories, tears, mutual support, and accusations – the film opens a discussion about the mental health of men and appeals to us to be more aware of our loved ones.
— Barbora Hudečková

On Her Shoulders

This is a documentary for all those who are tired of seeing scenes of bombed Syrian towns and dying children. Although it does tell of murder, you won’t see the horrors of war, but rather the enormous burden borne by the witnesses who decide to provide their testimony to the world. The main protagonist is Nadia Murad, this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner.
— David Grossmann

Welcome to Sodom

Sodom is one of the world’s largest electronic waste dumps and is probably where your mobile and tablet will end up. Using an extremely visually captivating style, this film portrays the apocalyptic world of those who not only sort through, buy, and burn the waste but also try to live and survive here.
— Jan Pernica

Don’t Be a Dick About It

Two brothers from American suburbia will put all of your emotions to a test – from tears to fits of laughter. The documentary takes the seemingly banal theme of siblinghood and portrays all of its aspects and innermost recesses with an ingeniously detached view. A tenderly human relaxing break.
— Aneta Kohoutová

Village of Swimming Cows

Spiritual experience seekers from Berlin vs. farmers in eastern Poland… This film offers a humorous and heart-warming view of an encounter between people with two different life philosophies. How will an alternative lifestyle and the quest for desired harmony with nature stand up to traditions and the reality of everyday life on a farm?
— Sarah Sofia Huikari

Facing the Dragon

Let yourself be inspired by the story of two brave Afghani women who battle daily against the prejudice and obstacles placed before them by a patriarchal society. They fight for what they consider to be right, even though they are forced to choose between their duties and their love for their native country and the safety of their families.
— Kristýna Michálková

Far. The Story of a Journey around the World

Do you need to recharge your positive energy? Set out with a young German couple on a trip around the world! We begin heading east and, without ever setting foot on board an airplane, return home from the west. We’ll take a look beyond the horizon, where people will bring a smile to your face and things are still fine. This film is the favourite of One World in the Regions.
— Petr Štěrba


Rekonstrukce Utøyi je minimalistický psychologický thriller, který svou vizualitou připomíná Trierův Dogville. / Reconstructing Utøya is a minimalist psychological thriller with a visual aspect reminiscent of von Trier’s Dogville.
Reconstructing Utøya is a minimalist psychological thriller with a visual aspect reminiscent of von Trier’s Dogville.

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