Film Festival One World

International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Organised by People in Need

Held under the auspices of Václav Havel, the Minister of Culture Václav Riedlbauch, and the Mayor of Prague Pavel Bém

The 12th ONE WORLD International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will take place in Prague on 10 – 18 March 2010. Immediately afterwards it will be travel to 29 other towns and cities throughout the Czech Republic in late March through mid-April. A selection of One World films will also be presented in Brussels.

One World has grown over the years to become the largest human rights film festival in Europe. It is one of the leading cultural events in Prague and the Czech Republic. Every year, One World presents more than 100 films from all around the globe and seeks to promote high-quality documentary filmmaking on social, politically engaged, human rights themes. In 2007, One World was awarded a UNESCO special mention for its contribution to human rights and peace education.

As in years past, Lucerna cinema will function as the festival centre in Prague. The festival’s other cinemas will be the Světozor cinema (two theatres), Archa Theatre, the Atlas cinema (two theatres), the Institut Francais de Prague, the Municipal Library (Městská knihovna), and the Evald cinema. The festival’s press centre will be located at Langhans Gallery.

One World is not just a film festival, but also a forum for debate. There will be daily panel discussions organised on topical issues after the screening of individual films in three debating cinemas – Archa Theatre, the Municipal Library and the Institut Francais de Prague.