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Human rights - the main theme of One World Romania film festival

On 16 – 21 March 2011 the fourth human rights documentary film festival One World Romania took place in Bucharest under the patronage of former President Václav Havel and present Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg.

At the opening ceremony on 16 March 2011 the Ambassador Jiří Šitler pointed out the standpoint of Václav Havel: “it is the duty of the post-communist countries with their experience from the totalitarian regime to strengthen our sense of solidarity, human rights, freedom and dignity”.

The protection of human rights throughout the world is a priority of the Czech foreign policy. Therefore the human rights documentary film festival One World Romania, inspired by the Prague One World festival, is held under the auspices of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.  

The event was organized by the Czech Centre in Bucharest and included 70 screenings of 36 films from all over the world with an attendance of almost 9 000. Festival films were presented in five Bucharest cinemas in their original versions with Romanian and English subtitles and were followed by seminars and discussions with the film makers.