From 22 March to 2 April, the twenty-fifth iteration of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will be held in 28 cities throughout the Czech Republic. Prague residents will experience the festival from March 22nd to 30th, starting with the screening of the war documentary Overcoming the Darkness, directed by a team of Ukrainian filmmakers. This year’s festival theme is «The Cost of Safety», which will be echoed in all competition and non-competition films. In addition, to provide a broader context for the films’ themes, each will have its own particular discussion with guests from across the globe. Compared to past years, the discussion program will have more types of discussions and an improved program structure.
The festival features 75 feature documentaries, ten virtual reality films, and five short films for children. In addition to the standard competition categories (International, Czech, You Have the Right to Know), a new category for VR films, One World Interactively, will be introduced. Moreover, the films will be grouped into seven thematic categories: New Gods, Female Power, Ukraine, Sustainability, Relationships, Uprooting, and Social Media.
For those who cannot attend the screenings in person, the festival has launched the One World Online VOD platform, which features the best documentaries from previous festivals that can be viewed from anywhere in the Czech Republic. In addition, selected films from this year’s festival will be available on the One World Online platform from April 3rd to April 16th, 2023.
Across the programme, films like Anhell69 (dir. Theo Montoya), Eastern Front (dir. Vitaly Mansky, Yevhen Titarenko), Look What You Made Me Do (dir. Coco Schrijber), The Killing of a Journalist (dir. Matt Sarnecki), The Visitors (dir. Veronika Lišková), and many more.
Find more infor mation and the complete 2023 programme – HERE