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One World: Friday’s World Premiere Is Here!


On Friday, you can look forward to the world premiere of Sweet Smoke of the Fatherland (Lucerna, 5.00 p.m.) by Masha Novikova, followed by a Q&A session with the director herself. Masha Novikova is not new to One World – last year, she was a member of our festival jury; in 2010, the festival screened her film Anna, Seven Years on the Frontline.


On Friday, you can also look forward to the quite daring document The Price of Sex (Lucerna, 7.15 p.m.) introduced by Kristen Fitzpatrick of Women Make Movies – a U.S. based non-profit media arts organisation that supports women filmmakers and films by and about women. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Women Make Movies presents five  films at the festival – Skydancer, Invoking Justice, The Price of Sex, Justice for Sale and Scarlet Road - A Sex Worker's Journey.

On Friday, you can further look forward to another panel debate, this time after the screening of The Prism GR2011 - KRISIS (French Institute, 7.30 p.m.), with Tomáš Weiss, EU common foreign and security policy expert of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Pavel Kohout, economist of the Czech company Partners, and Radek Špicar, vice-president of The Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic and director of Aspen Institute Prague discussing a second wind for weary Europe. The panel debate will be hosted by Šimon Pánek, director of People in Need.After the demanding debate, you can come to Café Lucerna and get soaked in music with DJ Ivan Mp Trojan of Republic of Two – so check it out!