One world, equal rights for all
Documentary film festival draws attention to movements and protests of young people
Caroline Rijckaert, Brussels
19 May, 2012
For the sixth year, the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is held in Brussels.From 14 to 23 May, the festival will offer nearly two dozen new documentary films and panel discussions with politicians, human rights activists and/or international NGO leaders.The festival's graphics - along with the motto Youth Quake - draw attention to movements and protests of young people in different parts of the world expressing dissatisfaction with the establishment. This is not solely happening in the Arab world; it is also taking place in many countries with a long history of democracy.One World Film Festival in Brussels is organized by the Czech humanitarian organization People in Need in co-operation with the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European Union, Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, the Czech Centre in Brussels, member organizations united in the Human Rights and Democracy Network and the Brussels based United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC). Support to some screenings and debates are given by the film festivals Movies that Matter (The Hague) and Festival Des Libertes (Brussels).The festival is held under the auspices of Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament and Ambassador Milena Vicenova, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the European Union.The One World Brussels Jury is responsible for selecting the winning film from 9 documentaries in competition. This year's jury comprises of the following members: Victoria Pirker, Human Rights Without Frontiers; David Nichols, Amnesty International; Yin Myo, Women's Rights Activist from Burma.One World Brussels will offer a chance to see some of the best documentary films from this year's 14th edition of One World Prague. The 18 films in the programme focus on current issues related to human rights in various countries around the globe.
Photo: © 2012 People In Need
The price of sex.
Angola - Dream & Reality.