One World has earned its excellent reputation for its will and ability to break down barriers and cross boundaries. The festival does not acknowledge any taboos, and uses true stories as captured by leading filmmakers to inform the general public across the Czech Republic about serious topics that deserve our attention. Simply this is sufficient reason for me to voice my support for this event organised by People in Need.
I am glad that the central theme chosen for this year’s festival is climate change. This particular issue is associated with more than just our dried-up wells, half-empty river channels, and parched forests infested by bark beetles. It does not manifest itself merely in melting icebergs and rising ocean levels. Other possible consequences include the mass migration of people from the famine-afflicted South to the richer North, leading to a multitude of human rights issues. Climate change is not a virtual phenomenon, but rather a tangible problem – and it is commendable that documentary filmmakers are also focusing their attention on it.
I firmly hope that all of the festival attendees not only become familiar with the problems our planet is facing, whether through the films, discussions, exhibitions, and other associated events, but ideally that they also become involved in considering how these problems can be resolved.
Foreign Affairs Minister
Last year, the topic of climate change completely became a part of international, and particularly European, politics, where it will continue to play a key role this year. Just like any of the other major challenges we face, this one also elicits contradictory, often extreme, reactions. On the one side, it is accompanied by alarmist predictions and unrealistic demands, while, on the other, people close their eyes and deny facts that are obviously true. However, what is necessary is to chiefly listen to the experts and evaluate objective facts, to look for specific and innovative solutions, and to act responsibly and with courage when promoting these solutions.
The last of these tasks remains to be borne by politicians – when they address the public, explain the broader context, and look for inspiration regarding specific steps. Nonetheless, documentary film may play a very significant role, specifically by arousing people’s interest in protecting the environment and life and survival on the Earth overall, and consequently an increased interest in what is happening in society both in the Czech Republic and on the international level. This is what I expect from the largest documentary film festival focused on human rights issues, and I am very pleased that this year One World has chosen to focus particularly on the mentioned theme.
I believe that this year’s festival will, as in the past, lead to many inspiring ideas and meetings in the Czech Republic and also abroad, where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been successfully collaborating over the long-term.
Mayor of the City of Prague
Human rights are an incredibly important issue all over the world today. On the one hand, people in Europe have the most rights they have had in history, but on the other hand, we are still learning how to best approach them. I personally think that it is essential to draw attention to human rights, which we have fought for, in order to encourage mutual tolerance in our society. This would help not only in our immediate surroundings, but will also contribute to a better understanding between people with different opinions.
Prague is undoubtedly a multicultural city where people from all over the world come together, which is why I am happy that I am able to endorse the One World festival. It is one of the biggest human rights film festivals in the world and one of the most important cultural events in Prague and the whole of the Czech Republic. I would also like to thank People in Need for organizing this festival for all these years and wish One World a good start of its third decade.
Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic: Lenka Holubová Mikolášová, Klára Málková
AVAST Foundation: Jarmila Baudišová, Libuše Tomolová, Martina Břeňová, Irena Setikovská Kateřina Hálová
Zátiší Group: Sanjiv Suri, Alena Větrovcová
State Cinematography Fund: Helena Bezděk Fraňková, Soňa Košťálková City of Prague: Hana Třeštíková, František Cipro, Martin Churavý, Alexandra Hannibalová Creative Europe – MEDIA: Daniela Staníková European Parliament: Ivan Mikulic Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Pavel Hrnčíř Samohýl group a. s.: Lucie Samohýlová Bageterie Boulevard: Petr Cichoň, Marek Picek, Martina Hájková
TECHNICAL AND VIRTUAL REALITY PARTNER
ALZA: Lucie Holubová Krajcová
LMC: Tomáš Ervín Dombrovský
Filmprint: Jakub Sitár FedEx: Michaela Fořtová, Kateřina Kašparová, Martin Krikava TCC online: Marcela Suková, Jan Šeliga Brainz: Robin Pultera, Julie Šislerová Biofilms: Klára Votrubová Institute of Documentary Film: Zdeněk Blaha, Barbora Kousalová, Anna Kaslová, Veronika Zýková, Walter Nagy
EMBASSIES AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
Embassy of the United States: J. E. p. Stephen King, Tomáš Knaibl Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague: Eva van de Rakt, Klára Schovánková British Council Prague: Denise Waddingham, Marta Brichová Embassy of the Netherlands: J. E. p. Kees J. R. Klompenhouwer, Lada Faldynová Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague: Andreas Schmidinger, Alexander Grubmayer, Sarah Polewsky Representation of the Flemish Community of Belgium in the Czech Republic: Koen Haverbeke, Andrea Bednářová French Institute: Luc Lévy, Fanette Escallier, Anna Miteran Embassy of Canada: J. E. pí Ayesha Patricia Rekhi, Kim Cowan, Michael Vlček Goethe-Institut Prague: Angelika Ridder, Luisa Rath, Klára Arpa Embassy of Sweden: J. E. pí Viktoria Li, Martin Severýn Embassy of Denmark: J. E. p. Ole Frijs-Madsen, Veronika Trojanová UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Petra Levrincová, Kristýna Andrlová, Šimona Dostálová Italian Cultural Institute Prague: Alberta Lai Polish Institute in Prague: Maciej Ruczaj, Jitka Rohanová Slovak Institute in Prague: Vladimír Valovič, Mária Kokindová Embassy of Norway in Prague: Robert Kvile, Helena Ganická Embassy of the Swiss Confederation: J.E. p. Dominik Furgler, Jana Kuhnová Czech Centres: Jana Polívková
GENERAL MEDIA PARTNER
Czech Television: Petr Dvořák, Jana Kozojedová, Jaroslav Fiala
MAIN MEDIA PARTNER
Czech Radio: René Zavoral, Andrea Filičková, Matouš Hrdina, Eliška Černá
Aktuálně.cz: Pavla Majerová, Josef Pazderka ČSFD: Barbora Kosařová Radio 1: Lenka Wienerová Voxpot: Vojtěch Boháč, Aneta Václavíková A2 kulturní čtrnáctideník a A2larm.cz: Kristýna Břečková, Jan Bělíček Týdeník Respekt: Pavel Volčík, Martin Bohata Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Jana Hokůvová The Student Times: Anna Rousková Deník E15: Gabriela Martinčeková Sedmá generace: Simona Horká Cinepur: Vítězslav Chovanec Heroine: Anna Urbanová Modern Times Review: Steve Rickinson, Truls Lie DOK.REVUE: Zuzana Kopáčová, Kamila Boháčková Nový prostor: Jan Štěpánek Current Media: Daniel Horák
SUPPORT FOR ONE WORLD IN SCHOOLS
Contributors to the Better Schools for All collection, AVAST Foundation, Jan Barta, Dušan Šenkypl, David Holý, Hana Dvořáková, Ondřej Fryc, Libor Winkler
ONE WORLD IN BRUSSELS – AUSPICES
Permanent Representative of CZ to the EU: Jakub Dürr
SUPPORT FOR ONE WORLD IN BRUSSELS
Permanent Representative of CZ to the EU: Jakub Dürr, Simona Drahoňovská Czech Centre in Brussels: Jitka Pánek Jurková, Eva Petráková Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Pavel Hrnčíř, Jana Lišková, European Parliament: Human Rights Action Unit Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts: Juliette Duret House of European History: Blandine Smilansky Human Rights and Democracy Network; Norwegian Embassy in Brussels: Lise Leifsdatter Træland United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC): Karen Davies Prague House: Lucie Čadilová
Creative campaign: Studio MT Art director: Matyáš Trnka Authors: Matyáš Trnka, Matěj Růžička Storyboard a anim. supervision: Jan Saska Animation Aliona Baranova Voiceover: Adélka Kodešová Music: Jiří Saska Sound: Viktor Ekrt DTP: Matěj Růžička, Lenka Kohoutová Web design: Lukáš Franz
StarBase: Pavel Kalenda
Atlas Cinema: Ondřej Trantina Bio OKO Cinema: David Beránek, Hedvika Maternová Evald Cinema: Ondřej Trantina Kino 35, French Institute: Martina Hřibová Ponrepo Cinema: David Havas, Petr Soukup Lucerna Cinema: Bedřich Němec, Filip Schauer Municipal Library: Vít Zapletal Světozor Cinema: Petr Jirásek, Prokop Jeníček, Marian Plieštik DOX: Michal Kučerák, Michaela Šilpochová, Lucie Špačková Tibet Open House: Jiří Zeman
O2: Marie Mališková Langhans – People in Need Centre: Tereza Cimoradská, Mária Holbová Opero: Pavel Přikryl Free Cinema: Alexandra Lipovská, Jiří Forejt AZ Translations: Andrea Svobodová, Lenka Jiroutová Joinmusic, s. r. o.: Michal Glončák AV kongres, s. r. o.: Antonín Vrba Sokino: Viera Kotulánová Meteodomečky: Martin Fouček Limo GANG: Richard Choleva, Veronika Kellnerová Vinohrad Brewery: Jan Korselt, Zuzana Casadová BB Cidre: Pavel Brabec, Radim Burkoň Vinotéka Vínečko: Tomáš Ventruba Party nábytek: Eva Havlíková Active Travel: Jiří Reinberger Orbix: Martina Hrnčířová, Tomáš Holý Pohoda, o. p. s., a Café Bílá vrána: Zoran Dukić, Barbora Chomátová NFCP: Tomáš Urban Gringo Graphics Studio and Prostor 39: Vítek Havlíček Radio and TV Lab, Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences: Jan Peml WD LUX, s. r. o.: František Dámec Swim: Matěj Halaš Attendu: Milan Worsch Soundsquare: Pavel Rejholec, Radim Janeš, Alice Hurychová, Petr Šoupa, Jakub Sláma Rail Reklam: Jana Baborová Plus Production: Jaroslav Černoch MF reklama Praha: Daniel Toman JCDecaux: František Vošahlík EKO-KOM: Petr Kuhn Charles University: Tereza Krobová, Olga Lomová FAMU: Zdeněk Holý, Alice Růžičková ČVUT: Eva Kokešová, Ladislav Lašek Kokoza: Johana Kuličová, Michal Plundra, Jana Kožnarová Konsent: Tereza Králová Zachraň jídlo: Anna Strejcová, Tereza Havlínková Bieno: Bára Týcová, Michal Křivohlávek; Zdeněk Růžička, Miloš Hroch, Martina Novotná, Ilona Machová, Zdeněk Chaloupka
ONE WORLD FOR ALL
SONS, z.s.: Marek Salaba, Jan Šnyrych, Zdeněk Bajtl Asistence, o. p. s.: Marie Palečková, Olga Bierhanzlová Fosa, o.p.s.: Jiří Ratiger, Marek Pokorný Deaf Friendly: Kateřina Pešková, Dana Prellová; Jan Wirth The Mathilda Foundation: Luboš Krapka Trnka, n.o.: Karol Trnka Studio Pokrok: Inna Levian; Zuzana Stivínová, Matěj Jungwirth, Ivan Kačur, Nicole Fryčova, Vojtěch Polák
THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR MAKING THE FESTIVAL A SUCCESS
Hana Kulhánková, Igor Blaževič, Kateřina Besserová Dagmar Havlová's and Václav Havel's VIZE 97 Foundation: Jakub Doležal Association of Czech Film Clubs - AČFK: Radana Korená, Jan Jílek National Theatre: Josef Svoboda, Mariana Novotná, Linda Bartošová, Šimon Holý, Sára Vondrášková
and all of our volunteers!