Special thanks

Martin Baxa, ministr kultury
Martin Baxa, Minister of Culture

Martin Baxa

Minister of Culture

One world: it’s not just a place for harbouring life, but also a place to reflect on it, as seen in the documentary films shown at the festival of the same name. One World International Film Festival, which is affiliated with People in Need, presents documentaries on international human rights to domestic audiences. Thanks to these films, we know just how different the realities of life can be, even when events are happening just a few hundred kilometres away. It’s crucial that these One World films are seen by pupils and students in Czech primary and secondary schools. And not just because they’ll help them realise life isn’t the same everywhere else, but also because they’ll often encourage them to help out and to be more empathetic. Special guests are key to the festival’s success: filmmakers and creatives, those featured onscreen, and human rights defenders from around the world. Thanks to their efforts, the mediated experience is stronger, more rounded, and easier to grasp. One World has rightfully earned its honourable mention from UNESCO. And this year, One World IFF celebrates 30 years of its existence. After a pandemic hiatus, it now returns to cinemas and to its traditional March dates. I want to thank the festival for giving us hope and faith in a world that’s not apathetic. I wish the creatives much success and I hope all those attending the films and discussions have an inspiring experience.  

Jan Lipavský před budovou Ministerstva zahraničních věcí.
Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jan Lipavský

Minister of Foreign Affairs

One World Festival's theme this year is "Journeys of Freedom," and it explores the ways in which people in undemocratic regimes strive for what the youngest generation of Czechs now take for granted: freedom and democracy. Freedom is a fragile thing, and you have to work at it constantly. Right now, the whole world is watching the Ukrainian people's heroic struggle for freedom in their country, and the words of their national anthem are being broadcast live: “We won’t spare either our souls or bodies to achieve freedom.” In addition to the devastating tragedies and acts of violence, we're also witnessing an unprecedented wave of human solidarity. The global crisis is transforming not only us personally, but also our entire system of international relations and the world order as we know it. A new era is dawning and there are a whole lot of unknowns. I believe that now more than ever we need an anchor to help keep us grounded. We need core values that we can lean on. And for me personally — and speaking for our own foreign policy, which is based on the legacy of President Václav Havel — this “anchor” means human rights, freedoms, and defending those rights and freedoms.

I trust that after watching these festival films, audiences will grow inspired and muster up the strength in themselves to become actively involved in creating "one world" that is free and bold and respects the rule of law.

Zdeněk Hřib, Primátor hl. m. Prahy / Zdeněk Hřib, Mayor of Prague
Zdeněk Hřib, Mayor of Prague

Zdeněk Hřib

Mayor of Prague

Dear viewers, 

Although we have grown accustomed to living in a bubble as a result of the COVID pandemic these past two years, we are still surrounded by one world. And that is why I feel it is a bad idea to turn our heads the other way and isolate ourselves from the problems popping up both near and far. 

One way to learn about some of these problems and reflect on them is through the One World Festival, which combines the craft of documentary film with current topics. I have very high regard for the festival's organizers who provide the general public, including schools, with films that open up such topical issues as the environment, social themes, and lifestyles. 

It is my belief that thanks in part to President Václav Havel's legacy, we are not and will not be apathetic to human rights issues in the broadest sense. I wish you, the audience members of One World Festival, rewarding experiences from these films and the discussions that follow. I hope you enjoy the program. 



Jan Lipavský Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic 

Martin Baxa – Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic 

Zdeněk Hřib – Mayor of the City of Prague 



Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic – Artuš Rejent, Klára Málková 



Abakus Foundation – Jarmila Baudišová, Milada Kučerová, Libuše Tomolová, Irena Setikovská, 

Kateřina Hálová, Kateřina Kotasová 



State Cinematography Fund – Helena Bezděk Fraňková, Soňa Košťálková 

City of Prague – Hana Třeštíková, Jiří Sulženko, Lenka Svobodová Grossová 

Creative Europe – MEDIA – Vlaďka Chytilová 

European Parliament Ivan Mikulic 

Wildling Shoes – Maaike Tiedge, Barbora Nikolaus 

A Better School for Everyone 



ALZA – Lucie Holubová Krajcová, Radek Jareš 



Prozeta – David Čermák, Ľuboš Uher, Tomáš Vyšinský  



LMC – Tomáš Ervín Dombrovský 



TNT – Michaela Fořtová, Kateřina Kašparová 

TCC Online – Jan Šeliga, Marcela Suková 

AZ Translations, s.r.o. Andrea Svobodová, Lenka Jiroutová  

SÁRA, s. r. o.  – Roman Pružinec 

Institute of Documentary Film Zdeněk Blaha, Anna Kaslová, Veronika Dvořáčková, Veronika Zýková, Ariane Semrádová 



Embassy of the United States Chargé d’affaires Jennifer Bachus, Tomáš Knaibl, Helena Vágnerová 

Embassy of the Netherlands HE Daan F. Huisinga, Kateřina Procházková, František Paďour 

Embassy of Denmark, Ministry of Culture of Denmark, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark HE Søren Kelstrup, Veronika Trojanová 

Embassy of Canada to Czech Republic – HE Ayesha Patricia Rekhi, Kim Cowan, Michael Vlček 

The Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97 Jakub Doležal 

Goethe-Institut Prag Angelika Ridder, Klára Arpa 

Representation of the Flemish Community of Belgium in the Czech Republic Koen Haverbeke, Andrea Bednářová   

French Institute – Stanislas Mrozek, Sarah Doignon, Anna Mitéran 

Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague Andreas Schmidinger, Sarah Polewsky 

UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Petra Levrincová, Soňa Rysová 

Embassy of Sweden HE Frederik Jörgensen, Martin Severýn 

Italian Cultural Institute Prague Alberta Lai 

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague – Adéla Jurečková, Žaneta Gregorová 

Embassy of Norway in Prague and EHP and Norway Funds – Robert Kvile, Helena Ganická 

Embassy of the Swiss Confederation – HE Philippe Guex, Eva Lockl 



Czech Television Petr Dvořák, Jana Kozojedová 



Czech Radio René Zavoral, Andrea Filičková, Monika Fenclová 



Aktuálně.cz Pavla Majerová, Josef Pazderka 

ČSFD – Bárbora Kosařová 

Radio 1 – Lenka Wienerová, Jana Byzoňová 

Voxpot – Vojtěch Boháč, Viktorie Aldabagh 

A2 kulturní čtrnáctideník a A2larm.cz Kristýna Břečková 

DOK.REVUE – Zuzana Kopáčová, Kamila Boháčová 

Fullmoon – Michal Pařízek 

Heroine – Anna Urbanová, Eva Dragulová 

Sedmá generace – Simona Horká 

Nový Prostor Monika Veselá 

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Jana Hokuvová 

Current Media – Daniel Horák  



Contributors to the Better Schools for All collection  

Abakus Foundation 

Blížksobě Foundation 

Czech Development Agency 

Jan Barta, Dušan Šenkypl, David Holý 

Hana Dvořáková 

Martin Hájek 

Pavel Baudiš 

Květa and Šimon Vostrý 

Ondřej Fryc 

Libor Winkler 



Edita Hrdá – Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the EU 



Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU – Edita Hrdá, Blanka Soušková 

Czech Centre in Brussels Jitka Pánek Jurková, Eva Petráková, Daniela Vervloet 

Czech Ministry of Foreign AffairsPavel Hrnčíř 

European Parliament: Human Rights Action UnitStefan Krauss

Delegation of Prague to the EU – Lucie Čadilová

Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts Juliette Duret 

Human Rights and Democracy Network – Catherine Absalom

Norwegian Embassy in Brussels Lise Leifsdatter Træland

House of European History Teodora Bratu

United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) Karen Davies

South Moravian Region – Vendula Nováčková 



Creative Campaign – Studio Matyáše Trnky  

Art Director, Jingle – Matyáš Trnka  

DTP and graphic design – Šimon Bečvář 

Web design – Lukáš Franz  

Music – Viktor Ekrt 

Sound + mix – Viktor Ekrt  

Awards design and production – Tomáš Skála 



StarBase – Pavel Kalenda 



Atlas Cinema – Ondřej Trantina, Kryštof Mašek 

Bio OKO Cinema – David Beránek, Hedvika Maternová 

Evald Cinema – Ondřej Trantina, Kryštof Mašek, Miroslav Ráž 

Ponrepo Cinema – David Havas, Petr Soukup 

Lucerna Cinema – Bedřich Němec, Filip Schauer 

Municipal Library Prague – Vít Zapletal 

Světozor Cinema – Prokop Jeníček, Marian Plieštik 

Swim – Jakub Sedlák 



Active Travel Jiří Reinberger 

BBCidre – Pavel Brabec, Radim Burkoň 

Czech Centres Anna Hrabáčková, Anna Puklová, Alena Kopečná 

Langhans – People in Need Centre – Mária Holbová 

Orbix Jan Kaška, Veronika Holečková 

AV kongres, s. r. o. – Antonín Vrba 

Joinmusic, s. r. o. – Michal Glončák 

Pohoda, o. p. s., Bílá vrána Café Bára Chomátová 

Green Decor Ivana Kopřivová

Respilon – Jana Zimová

Sokino Viera Kotulánová 

Nobilis Tilia, s. r. o. – Alexandra Zrubecká 

Saloos – Alena Andělová 

Česká síťovka – Kristina Nováková 

Mixit Veronika Fialová 

Mýdlovar – Kateřina Almqvist 

Ponio – Ivana Zuzinová 

Lemniskáta – Vlasta Urbanová 

Party nábytek Eva Havlíková 

Vinohradský pivovar – Jitka Froydová 

NFCP – Tomáš Urban 

EKO-KOM – Petr Kuhn 

Attendu – Milan Worsch 

O2 Renata Čiháková 

JCDecaux – František Vošáhlík 

Big Media – Radka Entlichová 

RailReklam – Petra Hanáčková 

Plus Production – Jaroslav Černoch 

Charles University – Matěj Bouček, Barbora Buřičová, Markéta Dušková, Anna Jaklová, Kateřina Janovská, Eva Kokešová, Ladislav Lašek, Kateřina Palčová, Tereza Šindelářová, Kateřina Tourková 

FAMU – Andrea Slováková, Alice Růžičková 

Soundsquare – Pavel Rejholec, Radim Janeš, Peter Hilčanský, Jakub Sláma, Anna Agáta Denzenová, Kryštof Kříček, Lukáš Marval a Alice Hurychová 

Biofilms – Klára Votrubová 

Ježkovy voči – Pavlína Michalová 

On Lemon – Martin Špetlík, Ondřej Kudrna, David Mareček 

Kattypop – Kateřina Poprachová 

Hrdina a dcera – Iveta Mazanec Hrdinová 

Kousky světa – Jaroslav Bartoš 



SONS ČR, z.s. – Jan Šnyrych, Jiří Fenz, Jana Smolná 

Deaf Friendly Kateřina Pešková, Petr Vysuček, Marie Mašláňová 

Institute of Deaf Studies, Charles University – Naďa Hynková Dingová 

Audio description – Marek Salaba, Luboš Krapka, Zuzana Stivínová 

Studio Pokrok – Stanislava Turková, Michal Páleníček



Hana Kulhánková 

Igor Blaževič 



Association of Czech Film Festivals 

Radana Korená 

Marek Hovorka 

Jarmila Záhorová 

Petr Veruněk 

Tomáš Rychecký 

Human Rights Film Network 

Green Film Network 


and all of our volunteers!