One World festival gets underway in Prague

The annual One World festival of human rights documentaries gets underway in Prague on Wednesday night. Described by organisers as the biggest event of its kind in Europe, it will this year feature over 100 films from 30 states around the world. The opening film Green Days focuses on the aftermath of last year’s disputed presidential election in Iran, and the Czech NGO which runs the festival, People in Need, will present a human rights award to two Iranians serving prison terms for opposition activities. After eight days of screenings in the capital, the One World festival will move on to 29 other Czech cities and towns.

Author: Ian Willoughby