IN MEMORY OF VACLAV HAVEL

This is not a formal gesture, because we haven't come out of nowhere. 17 years ago, One World started in Prague, in Havel's spirit and at his initiative. For 4 years, our festival was organized under his patronage. After his physical disappearance, in 2011, he stubbornly stays in our minds and souls. Václav Havel, the word is yours:

The way I understand the notion of responsibility for the world is, among other things, lack of indifference towards the fate of those who, to our knowledge, suffer in one or another way. Particularly in this globally intertwined world, we cannot be disinterested in those who are repressed and not support those who strive for freedom. We cannot proclaim individual liberty and at the same time show no solidarity with the oppressed. We cannot stay silent in the face of obvious human rights violations just because we are worried about some business contracts. So long as we consider human liberty and human rights as a mere superstructure of the material oundation, we, as a society, are far from being well-off.


This will change, because it must change.


Václav Havel