36 films from 25 countries at ONE WORLD ROMANIA Festival

The documentary film festival will unfold under the motto “A wonderful world?!”

The 4th edition of One World Romania, a documentary film festival dedicated to human rights, will be running in Bucharest, March 16 through 21. One World had its debut in Prague, 1999, and then spread to several other cities worldwide. This year’s festival is organized by the One World Romania Association, in cooperation with the Czech Centre.

One World Romania is one of the few festivals dedicated to native documentaries and the only one dealing with the issue of human rights. “We solemnly acknowledge: we are the ones that give the world a bad image”, said Alexandru Solomon – the festival’s director, quoted by a communiqué. This year too, the festival sets out to bring to the young public’s attention new, good quality documentaries that approach topics both current and interesting.

36 films from 25 countries will be shown in the festival. The films are divided into six thematic sections to be projected on the screens of four cinemas in central Bucharest – Eforie, Union, Corso and the New Cinema of the Romanian Film Director, at the Romanian Peasant Museum. The six sections are: What would you do for money?, Cities in Crisis, Violence at Home. Our Daily Intolerance. Inglorious Heroes, How history is (re)written.

Of all the films to be screen this year, 34 will be projected before the Romanian public for the first time, including a Romanian one, “Valea Corlatului” , directed by Stephane Lucon, to have its first showing.

Each showing will be followed by informal discussions with the viewers, a common occurrence by now. The discussions will be moderated by film directors, producers, film experts and NGO officials. On the fringes of the festival, workshops and debates will be held, in cooperation with Active Watch – Media Monitoring Agency.

Venues: Cinemas Eforie, Union, Corso, the New Cinema of the Romanian Film Director (Romanian Peasant Museum).

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