One World Echoes at WATCH DOCS

6-11-2013

This year the biggest human rights film festival in the world – One World in Prague – celebrated its fifteenth birthday. To mark this occasion partnering festivals from all over the world are organising screenings of selected documentaries from the 15th edition of One World. Respectively, WATCH DOCS would also like to celebrate this anniversary by screening five exceptional documentaries from various parts of the world under a One World Echoes banner.

Amongst them we will find The Road: A story of life and death by Marc Isaacs, a director known to the WATCH DOCS audience for his film All White in Barking, or through the master class which he gave at the 11th edition of WATCH DOCS. As the subtitle suggest, the film is a story of life and death in a city in which the paths of modern migrants cross – the multicultural London. Liz Mermin’s Amazing Azerbaijan! will be a starting point to a international debate in which a protagonist from one of our films will take part – Khadija Ismailov, who as a journalist became a symbol of independence in the face of the regime. The clandestine shot Bahrain, The Forbidden Country by Stéphanie Lamorré is a shocking reportage from a forgotten scene of the Arab Spring; whereas My Afganistan – Life in the Forbidden Zone – an illustration of everyday Afghan life through self-portraits of Afghani people. The programme of One World Echoes will not be short of a Czech accent with the Fortress by Lukas Kokes and Klara Tasovska, which is an equally poetic and sober picture of Pridnestovian Moldavian Republic and which won the award for best documentary at our sister festival One World Romania.

One World Official Website: http://www.oneworld.cz/festival/