Misinformation and media manipulation are just two of the challenges our society is facing right now. The rise of nationalism and populism, as well as the displacement of people continue to occupy the headlines. And for this reason, film makers around the world are exploring these topics in depth, either dramatized or in a documentary format. From April 23rd until May 3rd, one of the world’s largest human rights documentary festivals will make Brussels its home.
One World Human Rights Documentary Festival was born twenty years ago in the Czech Republic and with more than one hundred films, it tours thirty seven cities around the country, including Prague.
In its 12th edition in the capital of Europe, One World is organized People in Need, in conjunction with the Czech Centre and the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU. More than fifteen films will be shown in locations such as Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, the European Parliament, Norway House, Cinema Galeries, the House of European History and the European Endowment for Democracy.
Some of the films that will be screened are: Golden Dawn Girls, Life After Torture, Women of the Venezuelan Chaos, Deaf Child, Mama Colonel, among others. After each movie, panel discussions will be held with the film directors, journalists, Human Rights Officers, activists, UN representatives, and they will share their insights into the difficult realities these films depict.
Entrance to the screenings is free but requires registration. The festival is organized in partnership with the European Parliament, the Embassy of Norway in Brussels, UNRIC Brussels, the Goethe Institute, the Embassy of Sweden, the Embassy of the Netherlands, the European Endowment for Democracy, the European Partnership for Democracy, the Human Rights and Democracy Network, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, Alliance2015, EU AID Volunteers.
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