The One World Festival will screen more than ten environmental films

You can find most of the films with the environment in the Earthworks section.

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The One World Film Festival has begun, bringing documentaries from around the world to dozens of cities in the Czech Republic. In Hradec Králové the screenings started on Monday, in Prague they will start today, in Brno they will be shown from March 25. We offer you an overview of the films of the festival related to the environment. The festival has an Earth section, which is dedicated to films with an environmental theme, so we’ll start with films that are outside of that. Film Who Owns My Village? takes place on the island of Rügen, a popular tourist destination in the former East Germany. The director, a native of the region, watches the investors’ plans to build a luxury hotel with a cable car and a giant parking lot change the village of Göhren, and the locals begin to define the changes behind a single investor. The documentary Zo reken will take its viewers to Haiti. The earthquake of Haitians was significantly affected by the earthquake of 2010. At that time, the Toyota Land Cruiser (called Creole in Creole) became a symbol of humanitarian aid. In it, the filmmakers now debate the current problems of the city of Port-au-Prince. The humanitarian organizations that operated in Haiti after the earthquake cannot be criticized either. A Thousand Fires is a look at the life of a Burmese family living off oil. Without the technology used by the big oil companies, the family works in an oil field. It is a difficult life in which the children do not rush. Especially a younger son who would like to become a footballer.

This year, the One World Festival takes place on March 21.  - 3. 4. 2022

This year, the One World Festival takes place on March 21. – 3. 4. 2022

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The heroine of the animated short film Waste Island is a little girl who is shipwrecked on a desert island. But what at first glance looks like a tropical paradise is more like a dump. But she doesn’t accept it and decides to clean up the island. There are seven films in the Earthworks category, four of which are about the effects of climate change. These include the Danish 70/30 document, which refers to a law to reduce emissions by 70% by 2030. The film documents the preparation of the law and the student movement that prepared it . But Denmark is also the EU’s largest oil and gas producer, so finding a common approach between politicians, activists and the oil industry is not without complications. Teenage girl Aya lives on an island that is gradually disappearing under the rising surface of the Atlantic Ocean. Ayu is unbothered by climate change, spends carefree days on the beach, and sees no reason to leave the house like many other residents. But worries about the future are addressed by Ay’s mother, and Ay’s adolescence will not be spared from them. In Malawi, climate change is exacerbating drought and often making it impossible. Agriculture is an example. Farmer Anita Chitaya decides to resist the suffering activity. He wants to confront the consequences of ongoing climate change on climate control and politics in the United States. You can see how she is in the documentary About Ants and Grasshoppers. Winter’s hypothesis transports viewers to Siberia in a landscape of melting permafrost. Russian geophysicist Sergei Zimov wants to prevent the threat of releasing huge amounts of greenhouse gases from frozen ground. He sees the solution in restoring the Siberian ecosystem as it was when the permafrost formed. Together with his son, he is trying to restore the population of horses, reindeer, bison and other large herbivores, bringing local conditions closer to the times of a million years ago when the landscape was ruled by megafauna. In the north, the story of the film The North Stream takes place, which follows how the European river system is connected to the ocean – the garbage. European waste reaches the most remote corners of the planet. The documentary is based on the visual contrast of the Norwegian natural landscape and the accumulated plastic waste. Brazil, an exotic and dancing country in the minds of many, has its setbacks. One of them is mining. In Iron Land, the director follows the tracks of a catastrophe, during which a tank of waste burst in one of the mines, a toxic slime killed all life in the great river and killed hundreds of people. However, hazardous waste and the concern for its treatment are not a priority for mining companies. What have we done? could be a question for each of the films described, but it is also the title of the film mapping the reverse side of nuclear. The beautiful but toxic landscape around Chernobyl in Ukraine or Fukushima in Japan is reminiscent of disasters that are not common, but are so devastating that they have raised the rather topical question of the safety of nuclear power plants. today.


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