Environmental films at a human rights festival? They increasingly have a place here. Extinction of species, pollution of the water, air and soil, global warming, inefficient handling of natural resources… Living conditions are changing irreversibly in some parts of the world, and environmental changes lead to migration or trigger armed conflicts. And the highest burden is often on those who are unable to defend themselves. 

Films in category UnEarthed

Anote's Ark

Anote Tong used to be the president of Kiribati. His ark is an island state with hundreds of thousands of inhabitants, but climate change and rising oceans are taking away his home.

Genesis 2.0

Summer has come to the New Siberian Islands, along with a group of hunters with it. They are looking for white gold – mammoth tusks. At the other end of that same reality, a mammoth game at playing God is just starting.


Dian was 6 when she heard a rumbling as a tsunami of mud hurtled towards her village. 7 years later, thousands still futilely seek reparation from a powerful mining company.

Inventing Tomorrow

One of the hopes for remedying drastic environmental damage is technological innovation. In particular, young peoples' projects are gaining ever greater international attention and support.

The Time of Forests

Director François-Xavier Drouet heads to the French forests. Their surface area is growing, but their diversity is declining. What are the paths to a viable forest?

Welcome to Sodom

Originally an African swamp, now a huge dump for European electronic waste and one of the world’s most toxic sites, Ghana’s Agbogbloshie continues to brim with activity.

When Lambs Become Lions

“We hunt elephants, the park rangers hunt us.” This adventurous docu-thriller from the Kenyan bush looks at ivory trading through the eyes of both poachers and wildlife rangers.

Other Thematic Categories


International competition

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Right to know

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Czech competition

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One World Interactive

Virtual worlds are continuously expanding. The most recent application of VR to art is diverging from traditional reporting and is taking on the genre of historical reconstruction. Its creators bring...


Journeys to freedom

This traditional category is devoted to films from regions in which the Czech non-profit organization People in Need is active or that have long been the subject of their attention. This year’s...



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One Zero

The average European spends one whole day a week online. Internet, social networks, computer games, virtual reality, new technologies. All this is made up of combinations of ones and zeros. For most of...


Long Live Life

Documentaries which celebrate human diversity, self-sufficiency, originality and the will to live in our own way, despite the established order and expectations of society. The protagonists seek their...



The best to emerge in the world of documentary film in recent years. Hits from the renowned Sundance, Berlinale, IDFA and CPH:DOX festivals will impress you with the quality of their production and unique...


Retrospective: Matthew Heineman

In his relatively short career, Matthew Heineman has built a respected position on the American documentary scene. He has already earned an Oscar nomination and won an Emmy Award. His gonzo style, reminiscent...


Short and Apt

After a several year hiatus, the festival returns to the short documentary form. Short films offer the opportunity to explore the most up-to-date themes, leave plenty of room for post-film debate, and...


Docs for Kids

One World cares about the smallest audiences, and therefore presents films for children in its Docs for Kids category. These are short dubbed films that acquaint children with their peers from around...