The One World Festival returns in 2022 with over 60 international feature films, medium-length films and short films, most of them national premieres. And this year, the screenings will take place in two stages: physically between May 13-23, in Bucharest, at Cinema Elvire Popesco, ARCUB, Cinemateca Eforie and other indoor and outdoor locations in the capital, and online, throughout the country, between 23 -May 31.
The main theme brings to the fore the interaction between man and the environment, whether natural or built, and holistically addresses the notion of “ecology”, both from the perspective of the individual and the environment in which we live.
“Man is nature. Everything that happens in nature actually happens in us, and everything that happens in us is reflected back in nature. Starting from this vision of man as an integral part of the vast and complex ecosystem of the world, in OWR # 15 we want to reflect on the interaction between body, mind and the world around us, and move towards both an environmental ecology and and to one of mind and body. We understand how pollution and environmental disasters have a negative impact on our physical and mental health, but we are less aware of how our psychological and physical structures affect and pollute the environment in a continuous loop of feedback. The irresponsible desire for expansion, without respect for what surrounds us, actually reflects a deep connection to our own needs, which in reality are never in conflict with those of the planet “, he points out. Monica Stanartistic director of the OWR # 15 festival.
This year’s edition of the festival shows the world in constant change – and the impact of these transformations affects us, at a fast pace, in all aspects of our lives. We are in a continuous work in progress, which leaves room for both destruction and future viable legacies. In search of stability, we need anchors, to feel rooted in a place, a territory, a community, values, in other words to be with our feet on the ground. Thus, we will pay special attention to the soil, which becomes a binder in living harmoniously and building balanced ecosystems in the dynamics of man, nature and resources.
With the lack of fertile soil we reach ecological disasters, carbon dioxide emissions from greenhouse gases, desertification, precarious agriculture, lack of food, areas without water and trees or reduced biodiversity. The social repercussions go hand in hand, and in search of resources, there are phenomena of mass migration, refugees, unemployment, but also armed conflicts. The lack of support mechanisms, be they financial, from a community or government, lead to extreme human actions, alienation and alienation, having effects on the human body and mind. In other words, they lead to internal, interpersonal and environmental imbalances.
In 2022, we support the global Conscious Palanet campaign, which aims to bring about the disappearance of fertile soil, so we will approach, through a series of approaches, the perspective of soil regeneration and man’s relationship with the earth.
The 15th edition of the OWR Festival brings to the public’s attention other topics that concern us constantly, regarding migration, justice, diversity, tolerance, work from the perspective of the effects of climate change on the migration phenomenon, the ways in which justice can help us regulate a system. economically sustainable and the impact that different trades and activities have on the environment as well as on our physical and mental health.
This year’s series of visuals, made by Maria Drăghici, starts from human spaces claimed by nature, in a natural and non-invasive way. The main direction is given by the invitation to a negotiating table, fictitious to open to dialogue, in a tense context, which provides calm before the storm.
The OWR # 15 events begin with the preview screening of the film “Immaculate”, directed by Monica Stan and George Chiper-Lillemark, the first event in the warm-up series of the One World Romania # 15 Festival.
The screening will be accompanied by a discussion in the presence of the team and the music of one of the actors in the film, Cezar Grumăzescu.
Subscriptions for the period 13-22 May 2022, in physical locations in Bucharest, are available on the Eventbook in limited numbers (50) and provide access to all festival screenings, catalogs and other promotional materials. Season tickets do not include access to the opening of the festival, concerts and other special events.
Seats will be limited, in compliance with the distance criteria for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection, imposed by the legislation in force at the time of screening.
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