The Man without Identity - The Main Character of OWR13

The Man without Identity - The Main Character of OWR13

22 February

The 13th edition of the One World Romania International Film Festival of Documentary & Human Rights will take place between the 21st and 30th of August, in Bucharest, and will present current realities from all corners of the world through the films, the debates and the events prepared for this occasion.


If the 2019 edition celebrated 30 years since the fall of the communist regime, the 2020 edition will focus on the freedom of mentalities, an area where no revolutions, but only slow evolutions take place, small steps that are measured in decades, sometimes even centuries. In this fight, no battle is definitely won, as it is evidenced by the regular resurgence of racism, anti-Semitism or xenophobia.


The poster of this edition (created by Maria Draghici and based on the author's and the artistic director of the festival, Andrei Rus’ concept) illustrates the evasive features of the scapegoat, which can be any minority, depending on the particular social and historical context that produces it. At the core of the poster is the Man without any clear identity in the eyes of the majority, neither rural nor urban - in short, the foreigner, the minority, the margin, the periphery, everything that is not included in that said majority. It can be a Roma, a homosexual, a poor person or a refugee or immigrant.


The poster originates from a photo taken during the 2008 performance "Who is Andrei?" of the spreeagenten Theatre (Berlin, Germany), coordinated by Susanne Chrudina. Another recent document is superimposed on it in order to reveal the current state of racism in Romania. The results of the four opinion polls featured on the series of posters come from the most recent report of the National Center for Combating Discrimination in 2018 and indicate, on the one hand, an improvement compared to the state of racism in the previous years, but, on the other hand, that racism continues to mark contemporary society.



During the festival we will bring to the public’s attention not only all sorts of discriminatory attitudes, but also our behaviour, of all of us, towards the Other, the ease with which we accept stereotypes, both negative and positive, in an attempt to more easily define our own identity.

Main sponsor: Kaufland
Tickets: Eventbook
Mobility Partner: Autonom
Logistic partner: DHL
Digital Partner: Canopy
Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Center Bucharest

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