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One World Human Rights Film Festival finally reaches the screens in Prague

05.03.2018  16:15
 

The One World Festival is filled with excellent documentaries from around the world – including seven from Denmark. During the past 20 years, the One World Festival has grown into the largest human rights documentary film festival in the world. It is organized by the NGO People in Need and is supported by the Embassy of Denmark. The festival works with a broad definition of human rights, among others political cases, social issues, and lifestyles.

 

Not only is there a possibility for watching seven Danish films, but also take part in exciting debates with some of the filmmakers.
Below you can see the Danish documentaries and along with them a short description of each.  

KIDS ON THE SILK ROAD - Girl Against Gravity (Docs for Kids section)
"Kids on the Silk Road" is a documentary series for the 10-12 year olds about their peers in countries along the Silk Road. The ancient Silk Road countries in Central - and South East Asia life of children is fascinating and dramatic. Exotic stories unfold on a backdrop of social necessity. The children are compelled to make existential choices when their ambition or passion encounters resistance.

Land of the Free
Discussion with Petr Boháček
In South Central Los Angeles, we follow three characters, who fight an everyday battle to stay out of crime. The inner and outer obstacles are plenty when you are a young boy growing up between gang members, or a teenager trying to raise a child when the only job on your resume is drug dealer, or a 42-year-old just released from a 24-year sentence and trying to start over in a new and changed world.

Return of a President - After the Coup in Madagascar
Discussion with Lotte Mik Meyer
In 2009, Madagascar's president Marc Ravalomanana was deposed from power in a coup led by the major Rajoel, which sent the population into abject poverty. From his exile in South Africa, Ravalomanana is now determined to regain power by peaceful means. But the road back to his native country and to democracy is a minefield of political intrigue and international economic interests.

A Year of Hope
Discussion with Mikala Krogh
”A Year of Hope” is a coming-of-age story about a group of boys from the streets of the capital of The Philippines, Manila, who get a chance to change their lives forever. They are offered a one-year stay at a rehabilitation center on an island, far away from the city, which, in comparison to their past lives, is true paradise. Many of the boys have been sexually abused, are addicted to drugs, have been victims of domestic violence and have witnessed killings.

Last Men in Aleppo
Discussion with Vanda Černohorska, Clement Maufras and Feras Fayyad
After five years of war in Syria, Aleppo’s remaining residents prepare themselves for a siege. Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud, founding members of The White Helmets, have remained in the city to help their fellow citizens—and experience daily life, death, struggle and triumph in a city under fire.

Golden Dawn Girls
Discussion with Christian Falch and Kateřina Králová
A close-up look at the women inside one of Europe’s most dangerous nationalist parties. When the members of Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn are imprisoned and accused of heading a criminal organization, their daughters, wives and mothers step up to take over the leadership and maintain Golden Dawn’s position as the fourth largest party in Greece for the upcoming elections.

The Distant Barking of Dogs
Discussion with Ilya Antonov and Simon Lereng Wilmont
The film follows the brave 9-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg, whose life has been turned upside down by the ongoing war in East-Ukraine. Oleg lives together with his beloved grandmother Alexandra in a small house in a village right on the frontline. Most people have left the village, but Oleg and Alexandra love their life together there, and they want to stay, so they can take care of each other. But life is becoming more and more difficult and the war does not seem to end.