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Festival One World in Brussels

Between 21 and 29 May 2013, Brussels audiences have a chance to see a selection of 13 documentaries from the 15th edition of the One World International Human Rights Film Festival in Prague.

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The Brussels festival screenings takes place in the European Parliament, the Goethe-Institut, and the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European Union. The films are followed by panel discussions with politicians, human rights activists, and international NGO leaders. Šimon Pánek will be present for the discussion after the screening of the film Give Us the Money as well as for the debate following the film Berg Fidel, which focuses on the German education system. Director Hella Wenders will also be in attendance. The Czech documentary scene is represented by the film Fortress by Lukáš Kokeš and Klára Tasovská, which looks at the internationally unrecognized area in Moldova known as Transdniester.

The winning film of One World in Brussels 2013 will be selected from seven competing films by a six-member jury comprising Alfiaz Vayia from Human Rights Without Frontiers, Jacqueline Hale from the Open Society Institute, Belgian journalist Catherine Vuylsteke, Catherine Absolom from the International Federation for Human Rights, Elena Zacharenko from the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture, and Seynabou Benga from the World Organisation Against Torture. 

For the seventh year, One World in Brussels is organized with the aim of addressing the decision makers of EU institutions and initiating a discussion between them and human rights activists and NGO leaders on significant social issues.

The festival is being held under the auspices of Ambassador Martin Povejšil, the Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the European Union and under the patronage of Barbara Lochbihler, Chair of the European Parliament´s Human Rights Subcommittee.  The festival is organized by People in Need Czech Republic in collaboration with the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European Union and the Czech Centre in Brussels.

All the screenings are free of charge. However, tickets must be reserved in advance here.