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Program

Apr 14, 2008 12:00 AM - Apr 18, 2008 12:00 AM

BEST OF ONE WORLD

April 14 –18, Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street , New York

BEST OF ONE WORLD


April 14 –18

Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street , New York

The Prague based One World festival is the largest human rights festival in the world.

This year, One World will organize “echoes” in several cities around the world to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. The festival in New York City will present selected films on Cuba, Burma, and Belarus.
All screenings will be accompanied by debates with experts on the given theme or filmmakers. The opening screening will be the film Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White, directed by Ivana Miloševič) on Monday, April 14 at 7 pm. The film will
be introduced by the festival’s director Igor Blaževič with a reception following

the screening.

 

PROGRAM


One World is the largest human rights film festival in the world. On the occasion of its 10th anniversary we bring to NYC this yearís program highlights.


The Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave)


Held under the auspices of Vaclav Havel and Karel Schwarzenberg, Czech minister of foreign affairs.

MONDAY APRIL 14 The Bohemian National Hall


7
PM OFFICIAL OPENING AND RECEPTION

Burma 2008

Burma – 2008,  9 min.


Damas de Blanco

Czech Republic , 2008, 58 min.

Introduced by Igor Blazevic, director of One World festival

 

 

TUESDAY APRIL 15
The Bohemian National Hall


6:
30 PM Half Past Three

Czech Republic,  2006,  75 min.


8
30 PM Kalinowski Square

Estonia, Belarus,  2007, 73 min.

 

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 16 The Bohemian National Hall


8
30 PM Crime and Punishment

China, France,  2007,  123 min.

 

 

FRIDAY APRIL 18

Columbia University

Altschul Auditorium, The School of International

and Public Affairs, 420 West 118th Street


1
00 PM CZECH TRANSFORMATION AID TO BURMA

panel discussion followed by screening of

Prayer for Peace

Thailand Σ 2007 Σ 28 min.

 

Screenings will be followed by debates with special guests.

 

 

ONE WORLD

In its ten years of existence, the One World festival has evolved into the biggest human rights film festival in Europe and it has become one of the most important cultural events in the Czech Republic.

One World also acts as a year-long institution bringing films to schools and supporting new human rights film festival around the world.

In 2007, it was selected for an Honorable Mention within the framework of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Prize for Human Rights Education.

The jubilee 10th edition of One World took place in March 2008, screened 138 documentaries from nearly forty countries all over the world and attracted almost a 100,000 viewers in the Czech Republic.

www.oneworld.cz

 

 

Ten years of the One World festival represent ten years of reflection and ten years of growing self-confidence within Czech civil society. If young people continue to show an interest in and commitment to the problems, poverty and conflicts of todayís world, then we can all hope that the world of tomorrow will always be just that bit better than the world of today.

Vaclav Havel, One World patron



PEOPLE IN NEED

One World is organized by the Prague-based nongovernmental, non-profit organization, People in Need (PIN), which provides relief aid and development assistance, while working to defend human rights and democratic freedom. At home, People in Need runs social integration programs and carries out informative and educational activities. PIN is one of the largest organizations of its kind in post-communist Europe, and has administered projects in thirty-nine countries over the

past sixteen years, working in some of the most challenging areas of the world such as Nagorno-Karabach, Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Ethiopia, Burma, Cuba and Belarus.

www.peopleinneed.cz

 

 

DAMAS DE BLANCO

Ivana Milosevic,  Czech Republic , 2008, 58 min.

MONDAY APRIL 14, 7 PM

The Bohemian National Hall

Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) is an organization of mothers, widows and sisters who together peacefully fight for the release of 75 political prisoners given extremely stiff

sentences by the Cuban regime in spring 2003. In this film women tell their own personal stories openly; they discuss what it means to be a woman in Cuba and what it is like when their beloved is labeled an enemy of the state. However, they mainly speak about their burning desire to see their men freed.

 

BURMA 2008

Democratic Voice of Burma,  Burma, 2008 Σ 9 min.

MONDAY APRIL 14, 7 PM

The Bohemian National Hall

Democratic Voice of Burma secretly filmed the story of three leading

women activists in Burma after the demonstrations in 2007.

 

CZECH TRANSFORMATION

AID TO BURMA

Panel Discussion about Human

Rights in Burma

FRIDAY APRIL 18, 1 PM

Columbia University

Altschul Auditorium, The School of International and Public Affairs, 420 West 118th Street

Although a small Central European country with less than a 20 year history as a democratic state, the Czech Republic has been highly active in the field of human rights and promotion of democracy. This event will explore reasons behind Czech involvement in these issues and illustrate how the leading Czech non-governmental organization, People in Need, advocates and shores up human rights and transitional support in Burma ñ a Southeast Asian country ruled by an oppressive military junta. Panel discussion will be followed by screening of a documentary film A Prayer for Peace.

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

From: Apr 14, 2008 12:00 AM
To: Apr 18, 2008 12:00 AM

Organizer:

České centrum


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