One World Film Festival 2014 discusses "Work"
“Work” is the main theme of the 16th annual of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which will be held from 3rd to 12th March in Prague and then in 33 other cities in the Czech Republic.One World is trying to draw attention to the fact that after several years of an economic crisis, employment as a source of livelihood has become a daily topic for an increasing number of people. Work unites people because everybody deals with it – those who seek it, those who are afraid of losing it and those who have to spend too much time in it and are losing their private lives. "Work is a major theme for all of us. In the future, the society will also be increasingly confronted with the fact that work is gradually disappearing from the world. Jobs and employment are shrinking," says the festival director, Hana Kulhánková.In the One World 2014 campaign, real people talk about their relationship to work as if they were talking about a significant other in their lives. A young woman with the caption "I hope we stay together" is afraid of losing her job. A man with the quote "Never satisfies me" refers to the three jobs he has to sustain his family. A man, originally from Indonesia, says: "Still can´t find it" while a Vietnamese businesswoman had a successful search and "she's very satisfied".The main programme category, as well as the visual, will introduce the work theme in its breadth. One World will look into areas where changes in the global market have a significant impact on the way of life of the locals, including pressures faced by employees both in Asian factories and in European ones. The films will thematically touch on the situation of being overworked and burnt out, on unemployment and the emergence of new poor strata of the society, but also on migration, child labour in the global South or responsible consumption.For more information about the festival, please visit www.oneworld.cz.