Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
24 March - 2 April 2014
One World is one of the cornerstones of the People in Need organisation. Since its inception in 1999, it has become the most important festival of its kind in Europe and in 2007 it won a special mention from UNESCO for its contribution to human rights education.
About People in Need
People in Need was established in 1992 by a group of war correspondents and foreign correspondents who were no longer satisfied with simply bringing back information to the Czech Republic and therefore began sending out aid. People in Need has gradually established itself as a humanitarian organisation that aims to help in troubled regions and to support the observance of human rights around the world.
About the festival
This year’s festival will bring 15 films from different parts of the world. Film screenings, followed by discussions with filmmakers, NGO leaders, activists and EU experts will take place at the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU, the European Parlament, the Goethe Institute and the Mission of Norway to the EU.
The festival kicks-off on Monday 24 March, 8 PM on the premises of BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels with the screening of 'Putin’s Games'.
About the opening film
The Russian city of Sochi on 'Russia’s Riviera' is a traditional summer resort for Russia’s rich and beautiful. It was also chosen to host the 2014 Winter Olympics by the International Olympics Committee (the IOC). It was a bizarre choice. Putin’s Games exposes the questionable nature of the entire Sochi nomination, while following the construction of a faux 'winter' in a sub-tropical environment. As the Winter Olympics approach, the depths of controversy only become greater.
Brussels audience will have a chance to see the best films of the international One World Festival which will be held in March 2014 in Prague. This year, 'Work' has been selected as the main theme of the festival. In Brussels, the One World Festival will present two films related to work - 'Keep up the Good Work' focused on work in the Western society and 'Shady Chocolate' that shows problems with child labour in the chocolate industry.
Other films come from Libya, Belarus, Burma or Syria for example.
The full film festival programme can be consulted here.