One World Documentary Festival screens human rights films from 54 countries

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'Ana Ana' documentary film clip
A clip from the documentary film called “Ana Ana,” which means “I am me” in Arabic, covers modern Egypt and the struggles that pervade the region. Following the everyday lives of four Egyptian women and the topic of freedom, especially personal freedom, is the center of the film. Incredible landscapes are accompanied with music by well known Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Image: OneWorld 2014

(WNN/RFE/RL) Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC, EASTERN EUROPE: The sixteenth season of the One World international human rights documentary film festival will screen over 100 documentaries from 54 countries in Prague March 3-12. Hosted by the Czech human rights NGO People in Need, the festival will present films dealing with some of the most critical human rights issues, including the war in Syria, migration, minority rights, environmental protection and media freedom.

The films will be shown in theaters throughout Prague, and audience members will have the opportunity to discuss the issues dealt with in the documentaries with the film makers and other guests immediately after the screening. RFE/RL journalists will participate in the following post-screening discussions:

Putin’s Games,” a documentary about the many controversial aspects of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. —Russian Service Director Irina Lagunina. March 5, 5:30 p.m. at The French Institute.

Ukraine is Not a Brothel,” is the story of the women behind the provocative Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN.—Ukrainian Service Director Maryana Drach. March 6, 8 p.m. at Ponrepo

The Agreement” peers behind the curtain of diplomatic talks aimed at normalizing relations between Serbia and Kosovo in 2012-2013.—Balkan Service Director Gordana Knezevic. March 5, 6 p.m. at the Prague Municipal Library.

Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus,” is a documentary about the members of the Belarus Free Theatre, an irreverent troupe that must perform in secret and are subject to threats and harassment by the regime.—Journalist with the Belarus Service Siarhiej Shupa. March 8, 8 p.m. at Ponrepo.

RFE/RL – Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty’s Iraq Service Director Sergey Danilochkin will participate in one of nine special panel discussions to be held at The French Institute on select topics. Danilochkin will speak on the world’s moral dilemma with regard to the war in Syria on March 5, 7:30 p.m.

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This trailer shows one of the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival’s documentary films, “Ana Ana” by Corinne van Egeraat and Petr Lom. In the documentary four young Egyptian women show their inner worlds in a cinematically poetic, intimate and brave way as they search for their own identity and creative voice in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. With Sarah Ibrahim, Nadine Salib, Wafaa Samir and Sondos Shabayek. The international premiere for “Ana Ana” was made at IDFA International Documentary Filmfestival in Amsterdam in November 2013.