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One World is the largest human rights film festival in the world held annually in Prague and other 25cities of the Czech Republic, with a selection later shown in Brussels and other countries. The festival highlights quality documentary films on social, political, environmental, media and human rights issues. One World presents over 100 documentary films from all around the globe and organizes numerous Q&As with filmmakers and experts. The 25th edition of the festival will take place from the 21st March till the 3rd of April.

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International Competition The best of current world documentary production is traditionally seen in the International Competition. It contains the latest documentaries, which combine thematic importance and excellent formal aspects. The selection also emphasises geographical diversity. Right to Know The competition section traditionally reveals cases of human rights violations that are worth knowing, even though you usually do not read about them in the media. The key to these films are strong activist characters, through whose stories we learn valuable details about the current situation in various countries around the world. Czech Competition This year, the domestic competition category was something of a balancing act. The vision of the physical festival, to which this year's initial planning was directed, seemed like a great starting point for many long-awaited Czech documentaries. However, as the end of the pandemic and with it the possibility of screening in physical cinemas remained in sight, fears of the inevitable launch of an online festival stopped many filmmakers, who decided to postpone the premieres of their films. Nevertheless, One World offered some extraordinary new films from brave filmmakers who were not afraid to release their films even in these difficult times.