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One World Romania 2018: The culture of the protest since 1968 until today

     2018 is the year of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the famous year 1968, which marked both the West and the East through important protest movements that generated major changes on a social level, but also in terms of the collective consciousness around the world. Now we live in a period that is similar to that around the year 1968: we can feel the wind of change, but it`s not clear to us which way it will take us. More than anything else, these protest movements succeeded in building a culture of their own: protesters from around the world are inspired by those models or learn from their failures.
     Among the films of the “1968: 50 YEARS AFTER” section, we have: Czech Student Revolutions / Ceske studentske  revolt, “Assalto al cielo” and “No intense agora” – documentaries that will take us back in time to the events that took place in Cze
choslovakia, France , Italy, Brazil and China in 1968. We will see the Communist Block shook by the protest in Czechoslovakia, while the West was facing reactions of the Young generation which the political leaders had difficulties understanding. Although different in details, all these movements built up a real myth around year 1968, seen as a moment which could have marked a real worldwide revolution. This section is also the starting point for 2 of the festival’s side events – “Moving Students”, taking place on Saturday, March 24th, from 12 p.m. at ARCUB, where we will talk to Karel Kovanda, Monika MacDonagh-Pajerová (protagonists of the film „ Ceske studentske revolty” and leaders of the students in Czechoslovakia in two key-moments – 1968 and 198
9), historian Lavinia Betea and Marius Deaconu, president of the National Alliance of Student Organizations in Romania. 
The second event, „1968. Between East and West” will take place on Sunday, March 25th, starting with 12 p.m. in the Atrium of the French Institute. The audience will meet renowned French journalist Bernard Guetta, who will talk about his personal experiences in 1968’s Paris and how these all influenced the world in which we live in.
     „PROTEST CULTURES” section includes 5 documentaries presenting different types of protests through stories collected from all over the world: Cambodga („A Cambodian Spring”), Israel („Before My Feet Touch the Ground”), France („L’assemblee”), USA („Whose Streets?”) and Romania („Megaphone”). 
All these films will be screened on Sunday, March 25th at the National Peasants’ Museum Cinema.
During One World Romania 11’s last weekend (March 23rd – 25th) we want to meet students from all over the country in Bucharest. A special pass for 35 LEI is available, called “Student Weekend at OWR”, allowing access to all the festival’s events in all three days. Our partners for this programme, the National Alliance of Student Organizations in Romania(ANOSR), offer 50
 accommodation places for students coming from outside Bucharest, who bought the special pass. In order to book 
one of the 50 places you need to fill in the form available here, after purchasing and obtaing the confirmation number on Eventbook website.
     The 11th edition of the One World Romania International Human Rights and Documentary Film Festival takes place in Bucharest between March 16th and 25th. 
Organizer: One World Romania Association 
Main partner: Rule of Law Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung With the support of: National Center of Cinematography, European Commission- Representation in Romania, National Council Against Discrimination, ARCUB – Cultural Centre of Bucharest Municipality, Romanian Cultural Institute, UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency, Interna
tional Organization for Migration Partners: French Embassy in Romania, French Institute of Bucharest, Austrian Cultural Forum, Romanian-American Foundation, Embassy of the Republic of Lebanon in Romania, Royal Danish Embassy, Swiss Sponsor’s Fund, Embassy of Switzerland in Romania, Embassy of Sweden Bucharest, Norwegian Embassy, Goethe-Institute Bucharest, Italian Cultural Institute, Wallonia-Brussels Delegation, Balassi Institute – Hungarian Institute in Bucharest, Embassy of State of Palestine, National Alliance of Student Organizations in Romania, Student Cultural and Sport Complex in Tei
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