THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' JURY

In our 6th year, we decided to give an award at One World Romania. We hesitated for a long time, because the idea of a hierarchy and a competition when it comes to documentaries, or human rights, seems odd to us. Our doubts were appeased when we found a solution to have this competition judged by very young people and the process itself, of awarding one of the films, to be an educational experience. It will be, we are sure, an interesting experiment on all sides, from which both us, "old folks", and them, will have something to learn.

With the support of the Representative of the European Commission in Romania and Active Watch, and through the School Inspectorate of Bucharest, we sent out an invitation to the high school students in Bucharest. For practical reasons, we chose eleven films that will be judged by the students. Of them, only one will win an award. We are very honored that this award is decorated by the hand of Dan Perjovschi. Its value is – furthermore - symbolic: a white box, similar to those for detergents, drawn by one of the most important Romanian artists, whose social involvement is widely recognized. And, in the box, the winner has the opportunity to find a better Karma :).