One World in safe proximity! Check out the programme
Identity and the various forms it takes in the globalized world of the 21st century – this is the subject explored by this year’s One World film festival under the motto Safe Proximity. In addition to its traditional competitions and thematic categories, the festival programme will thus also include two categories on the subject of searching for and defining one’s identity – both individual and on across society.
“The protagonists of these films are either struggling to figure out where they belong, or they know it but find it difficult to understand their surroundings or society. Some of their stories take place on the other side of the planet, but thanks to film we learn that we have much in common,” says the festival’s programming director Ondřej Moravec. This year’s 21st One World film festival is held in Prague from 6 to 17 March and subsequently in another 35 cities throughout the Czech Republic.
One World opens with Gods of Molenbeek, which looks at the question of identity through the childhood of three inseparable friends from the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek, which became infamous in the media as the home of Islamic radicals. Although they all come from radically different worlds, they go in search together for answers to questions related to Islam, Christianity, and belief in the true god. Their harmonic co-existence is disturbed by terrorist attacks that were prepared and planned in the neighborhood they call home. The film will be presented in person by director Reetta Huhtanen.
One World in numbers
- This year´s festival presents 117 documentaries from 51 countries in 14 thematic categories: three competition categories and eight thematic ones, plus short films, virtual reality, and a special category for children, Docs for Kids.
- We are showing 20 premieres (17 world and international premieres; 3 European premieres)
- The festival takes place in 37 cities (6–17 March in Prague, then throughout the Czech Republic and in Brussels)
- We have more than 140 confirmed festival guests.
- As part of One World for All, we will be screening 18 films with subtitles for the hearing-impaired and 5 documentaries with audio commentary, plus 3 relaxed screenings.
Good to know
- Ticket sales in Prague start on Monday, 25 February.
- In order to ensure reservations for holders of a handicapped ID and for further information (accessibility, seniors, Czech sign language interpretations, audio commentary), please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +420 221 462 411.
- New this year, we offer central assisted ticket sales at an information stand in the Lucerna building, where filmgoers will find two computers where they can purchase tickets online for any screening at any cinema.
- The festival’s audience center will be at the Tibet Open House on Školská Street in Prague 1.
- During the festival, parents may make use of a children’s play corner at the Municipal Library on Mariánské náměstí.