One World Romania 2015 starts on 16 March!
The 8th edition of the human rights film festival One World Romania takes place in Bucharest from 16 to 22 March.
In 2015 the festival motto is kino-maidan. “That’s because the word maidan has changed meaning: it no longer describes a mere feature of urban geography, but, rather, a public space where people gather to discuss their problems and to be together. We want One World Romania to become a meeting place where people come to see great documentary cinema, and where ideas are freed from the strictures of the status quo. On our maidan, we are guided by our empathy for our fellow human beings and the freedom to be ourselves. Our program of films and side events opens our eyes towards maidans on 5 continents.
The “kino-maidan” is divided into thematic sections that reflect what is happening today in the world: a section about the troublemakers that reclaim democracy wherever it is in peril, one about the new, wild capitalism nestled in countries that are still struggling with tyranny, another one about the battlefields opened up by humans against nature, as well as a “trauma ward” dedicated to the scars left by the recent past” – says Alexandru Solomon, the festival’s director.
Festival visitors will have the chance to see some of the 2015 Oscar nominees, new Romanian documentaries, as well as films with some of the the most surprising thematics and approaches.
The screenings will take place at the Horia Bernea Studio – The Romanian Peasant Museum, Cinema Studio and Cinema Elvire Popesco. The official opening of the festival takes place on 16 March la Cinema Pro, Bucharest. Subscriptions can be bought at www.eventbook.ro .
For the detailed programme, have a look here!