One World film festival 2023 – Cinema Galeries

One World film festival 2023

    One World, the world’s largest human rights documentary film festival, is returning to Brussels. For the 16th time, this festival—the largest festival of its kind, which annually attracts tens of thousands of people in the Czech Republic alone—will once again fill cinemas and movie halls all over Brussels, including BOZAR, the Cinema Galeries, and the European Parliament building. The festival is organized by the Czech humanitarian and human rights organization People in Need and 10 other Brussels-based partners, including the European Parliament, the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU and The Czech Center in Brussels.  

    For more than two decades, the One World Festival has been an integral part of the activities of People in Need. Since the festival was established in 1999, it has brought documentaries on human rights from around the world to local audiences, screening them in dozens of towns throughout the Czech Republic and also at Czech primary and secondary schools. One World has received numerous awards, including the UNESCO award, for raising awareness of human rights.  
    The festival takes place between 20 – 27 April 2023, and audiences in Brussels will have the opportunity to watch a selection of 12 films, of which 11 will be accompanied by expert debates. The on-stage discussions will feature insights from human rights defenders, politicians, filmmakers, and representatives of the international community of non-profit organizations.