The 11th edition of the One World Romania International Human Rights and Documentary Film Festival starts Friday, March 16th. Until then, over the course of 3 weeks, between February 22nd and March 9th, we invite the audience in Bucharest to the OWR11 Warm-up
– a series of screenings and special events taking place at Rezidența Scena9, ARCUB and Elvire Popesco Cinema.
The event opening up the Warm-up
series is the opening of the exhibition “The Polyekran of the Emotional Work” – a spatial video-essay created by Pavel Sterec and Petra Dobruska, with a live soundtrack by Maria Balabas. The opening event takes place on Thursday, February 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. at Rezidenta Scena9, but the space will be open for visits every day until the end of the festival, on March 25th.
“The Polyekran of the Emotional Work” presents different kinds of work and socio-economical relationships from the past and the present, trying to stimulate a political reimagination of the various possible sides of work. The format of the installation is related to the poliekran
– an audio-visual experiment of the Czech artists Emil Radok and Josef Svoboda, between the 1950s and 1960s.
Keeping the same general subject – work – we will also organize two screenings in Rezidenta Scena9 on Friday, 23rd and Saturday, 24th of March. On Friday we will discuss about work in extreme conditions, after viewing the documentary The Limits of Work
(directed by: Apolena
Rychlíková). The main character of the film herself, Saša Uhlová, will be joining us for the screening. She is a journalist who for six months has worked at some of the worst-paid jobs in the Czech Republic.
On Saturday we will screen 6 short documentaries produced by the Alexandru Sahia Studio – dubbed the “reality factory” of Socialist Romania. The selection made by Adina Brădeanu
represents an invitation for the audience to reflect on the subject of real work and its results – in the industry fields, agriculture and, last but not least, on documentary filmmaking – but also around the abstract, idealized work.
Between February 22nd and 24th the entrance to all the events is free, according to the space’s legal capacity.
For the second part of the Warm-up
we focus on a subject to which we have also dedicated a section at the 11thedition of the festival – Past Present.
Sunday, February 25th and Tuesday, February 27th, at 7:30 p.m., at ARCUB we will screen the documentaries Tarzan’s Testicles
and Dead Nation
, followed by debates, in a special format with the two directors – Alexandru Solomon
and Radu Jude
. The two Q&As will be broadcasted live of the CINEPUB platform.
This next event is inspired by another section in OWR11 – The Politics of Sex (LGBTQ).
Monday, March 5th, at 7:30 p.m. at Elvire Popesco Cinema we will screen the movie Soldiers. Story from Ferentari
, Ivana Mladenovic’s
first feature, inspired by the autobiographical novel of Adrian Schiop.
After the film’s screening, Andrei Rus, the co-director of the festival will talk to Ivana Mladenovic and the film’s crew about what it meant to develop, produce and release a film with a controversial subject in this tense period. In the light of recent events – screening interrupted by ultra-orthodox organizations at several times and locations in Bucharest – it is the right moment to launch a serious dialogue on the matter. The debate will be broadcasted live on the CINEPUB platform.
The tickets for this screening are available.
The fourth series of events in One World Romania’s 11th edition’s Warm-up
is actually a programme of films presented at the 2017 edition – 3 of the documentaries in the selection and 1 documentary from the KineDok programme will be screened at Rezidenta Scena9 on March 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th 2018. The first screening – Thursday March 1st, 7:30 p.m. – we will screen A German Life
. Friday, March 2nd, 7:30 p.m. we have scheduled a screening for the film A Young Patriot
. On the next Thursday, March 8th, 7:30 p.m. we will screen the documentary White Rage
and we will end on Friday, March 9th with a Romanian documentary which in 2017 made a tour in countries from Central and Eastern Europe as part of KineDok – Monica Lazurean Gorgan’s A Mere Breath
Entrance to all four screenings is free, according to the space’s legal capacity.