On Friday the 20th of March, on the evening when was supposed to take place the Opening of the 13th edition of the One World Romania Festival, we invite you online to an event that is especially designed for the extraordinary situation we are going through right now.
We thought that a symbolic online foretaste in the precise day the 13th edition of the One World Romania Festival was ment to start may all help us feel slightly more optimistic and more connected. Therefore, on Friday the 20th of March, at 7.30 PM, we invite you to our Facebook page to join a part of the OWR team that will tell you all about this edition, about our plans and about how we can adapt to the times in which we live. Behind this postponed edition are dozens of people that had been working hard for months to prepare the event. And like us are hundreds, even thousands of other artists, technicians, organizers and activists whose events were cancelled or paused. Today, we think of them and of the tens of thousands of people to whom these independent cultural activities were addressed.
Following this conversation, we invite you to watch online one of the films of the edition, Backyard (1984), Ross McElwee's graduation project - a small sample of the retrospective we will dedicate to the American documentarist at this year's edition of the festival.
In this short film, the director starts using "auto-biographical" elements to humorously tell a story that doesn't resume to himself: a story about white men's masculinity, about a common traumatic social history, about persistent racial issues. More details about the film here.
In order to preserve the unicity of a cinema screening, the film will be accessible only once, for the duration of this online event. Afterwards, it will be screened within the Ross McElwee retrospective, during the rescheduled edition of the festival which we hope we will be able to organize at the beginning of summer.
The OWR Team
One World Romania Association
Rule of Law Programme South East Europe of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation
WITH THE SUPPORT OF:
National Cultural Fund Administration, National Centre of Cinematography, Romanian Cultural Institute, UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency, Romanian Filmmakers Union, DACIN-SARA, European Commission - Representation in Romania, National Council Against Discrimination, Bucharest City Hall by ARCUB - The Cultural Centre of Bucharest Municipality
Bosch, HBO, Aqua Carpatica, Domeniile Sâmburești, Kronenbourg Blanc, Somersby
French Embassy in Romania, French Institute of Bucharest, Goethe-Institut Bucharest, U.S. Embassy in Romania, Czech Centre Bucharest, Austrian Cultural Forum, Embassy of Switzerland in Romania, Embassy of The Netherlands in Romania, CEREFREA Villa Noel, Embassy of Sweden in Bucharest, Embassy of the State of Palestine, Palestinian Cultural Centre „Mahmoud Darwish”, Palestinian Film Festival, Polish Institute in Bucharest, Italian Cultural Institute, Wallonia-Brussels Delegation, Embassy of Spain in Romania, Balassi Institute - Hungarian Institute in Bucharest, SUPER Festival, Apollo 111, Mezanin, UNATC, ODEON Theatre, Londohome, Împreună Agency, Balkan Documentary Center, Moldox Festival, Verzio Festival, Kinedok, Astra Film Festival, Transilvania Film
Magic FM, Rock FM, Radio România Cultural, Radio Europa Liberă, Scena9, DOR, Films in Frame, Cinepub, Cărturești, Observator Cultural, Perspektiva, Humanitas, Film Menu, Cutra, Igloo, Liternet, All About Romanian Cinema, Zile și Nopți, The Institute, Graphic Front, Verbs Describe Us
THE FESTIVAL WAS CREATED IN 2008 BY:
Czech Centre Bucharest
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This project was funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the author[s] and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.