Connection lost: One world in Brussels 2021 - watch it online!

Published: May 27, 2021 Reading time: 3 minutes
Connection lost: One world in Brussels 2021 - watch it online!
© ČvT

This year’s festival program offers 9 films accessible free of charge anywhere in Belgium and 10 discussions available worldwide. One World in Brussels once again presents a selection of the films screened in the Czech Republic during the International Human Rights Documentary Festival One World. It is the largest of its kind and awarded by UNESCO for its contribution to human rights education. 

See the full program and register here (films are accessible anywhere in Belgium. Discussion are streamed worldwide).

The film Coded Bias will open One World Documentary Film Festival in Brussels on May 31. It will be accompanied by discussion about Freedom of Speech and Security in the Digital Era. This year’s keynote speaker is Marie Arena, Chair of the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights.



The 14th edition of this unique event brings the international human rights community together for a series of screenings of outstanding documentaries and discussions with notable guests from around the world. 

The festival will highlight digital rights and facial recognition, the ongoing crisis in Belarus, the importance of social media in Russia, political activism and discrimination in Tunisia. Moreover one of theme will be environmental threats and corruption in a small Venezuelan village or the fight to change cruel abortion policies in El Salvador, and many more. Each screening will be followed by a discussion with human right defenders, filmmakers, protagonists, experts and Members of the European Parliament.

The theme of One World in Brussels 2021: This year's slogan – “Connection Lost” – refers to one of the phrases most frequently encountered by people when using the methods of communication offered by the internet. It is a message informing us of a weak connection or other technical difficulties that negatively affect our technology-based communication. At the same time, these words perfectly describe the condition in which many people have found themselves during the pandemic.

Program of films:

31.5. 2021 at 19:00 - Coded Bias

1.6. 2021 at 16:00 - Under the same sun

at 19:30 - silent voice

2.6. 2021 at 16:00 - The foundation pit

at 19:30 - Fly so far

3.6. 2021 at 16:00 - She had a dream

at 19:30 - The mole

4.6. 2021 at 12:30 - Last chance for justice

at 19:00 - Once upon a time in Venezuela

Among the guests and participants in the discussions are:

Ales Bialiatski, Founder of Human Rights Centre Viasna

Ghofrane Binous, Activist and protagonist of the film She Had a Dream

Sharon Hom, Executive Director of Human Rights in China

Mads Brügger, Journalist and director of the film The Mole

Veronika Lapina, Executive Advocacy and International Litigation Advisor for the Russian LGBT Network

Marina Shupac, Director of the film Last Chance for Justice

Alejandro Álvarez Iragorry, Coordinator of Venezuelan human rights and environment organisation Clima 21

Teodora del Carmen Vásquez, Protagonist of the film Fly so Far

François Jacob, Director of film Under the Same Sun

One World in Brussels is organized by People in Need, Czech Centre Brussels, the European Parliament and the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU, together with local NGOs and other partners. All screenings and discussions are free of charge. You can find the complete program of the 14th annual One World in Brussels, the full list of partners and guests at

For press and media inquiries:

Vesna Evans, Media Coordinator for People in Need and Coordinator of One World in Brussels, +420 773 776 501

Autor: ČvT

Related articles