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One World in Brussels attracts several thousand people

Date: 17 May 2011 - 26 May 2011, Venue: Brussels

Best Film Award at the fifth edition of the human rights film festival went to The Green Wave, a documentary on the fight for democracy in Iran.

Several thousand viewers visited the twenty screenings that took place from 17 to 26 May 2011 during the human rights film festival One World, making this year’s edition the biggest and most successful in the five-year history of the festival in Brussels.

At the end of the festival, international jury chose The Green Wave by German–Iranian director Ali Samadi Ahadi for Best Film Award. The jury also awarded a special mention to the films Into the Current and Prosecutor. The winner of the Best Film Award will receive ongoing support from the Human Rights and Democracy Network in Brussels, who will dedicate extra resources to raise awareness of the issues raised by this film.

One World in Brussels provided an important opportunity for documentary films to be seen by a number of policy makers and power brokers that are in a position to help bring about change.  It was also a chance for film lovers, students and engaged citizens to be inspired by the powerful stories of individuals and societies fighting for a more just world.

The fifth annual One World in Brussels was held by the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in cooperation with the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU, the Czech Centre Brussels, the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, the Human Rights and Democracy Network, The permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU, the Goethe Institute and the European Parliament, and in partnership with Movies that Matter, Watch Docs and Festival des Libertés.

One World in Brussels was held under the auspices of Jerzy Buzek, the President of the European Parliament, Václav Havel, the former President of the Czech Republic, and Ambassador Milena Vicenová, the Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the European Union.

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