One World Romania 2014
The 7th edition of the human rights film festival One World Romania brings to Bucharest 50 films and special screenings, but also matinees for high-school students, one workshop on documentary films, theater plays, debates, one masterclass by the famous Polish director Marcel Lozinski, and many more.
The festival takes place during 17-23 March and this year’s 5 main categories are: 25 years after, Rebels with a cause, Rules of corruption, Media rehab, Love is a human right. The One World Romania 2014 retrospective is dedicated to Marcel Lozinski, and 10 of his films will be screened as part of it.
“Rome burns and we’re making a festival. Since our last edition, the streets have been filled with people who’ve found a cause worth fighting for. For the first time since 1989, there blew a wind of solidarity. We looked in the calendar and noticed 25 years have passed. 25 years should have been enough. We’ve gathered films that look back on this quarter of a century and to what had happened before in Eastern Europe. A man of Solidarity, Marcel Lozinski comes from Poland with his films, produced between 1973 and 2013. With an eye just as critical and free in the dictatorship years as in the years of transition, Lozinski challenges us to go over what we’ve been through and where we’re headed.
This year’s heroes are the activists (what an ”ugly” word, born again from the ashes of propaganda…). The films included in their dedicated section portray them along with their weaknesses, failures and doubts. Whether they oppose a highway or a dictator, their stubbornness is not always pleasant, but that doesn’t make them less praiseworthy” – Alexandru Solomom, the festival’s director.
For the detailed programme, have a look here!