By Viviana URIONA


Documentary - Completed 2020

„One Word“ is a participatory documentary about the impacts of Climate Change. The movie was developed and filmed with the inclusion of Marshallese People through film workshops. Negative forecasts predict the uninhability of the islands by 2050.

& Awards

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues, Environmental
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Viviana URIONA
    • Producer(s)
    • Maria KLING (Studio Kalliope)
    • Synopsis
    • The greenhouse gas emissions of the industrial societies will most likely destroy the ancient 851 culture of the Marshall Islands. This is not only a local event, but also a universal warning to
      all people on earth. Using the fate of the Marshall Islands as an example, the filmmakers
      were able to demonstrate the impact of global warming and rising sea levels. It was
      particularly important for Viviana and Mark Uriona not to go to the Marshall Islands as filmmakers from the first world and make a film about those affected. They followed a participatory approach. They got to know the people on site, developed the film project together with them and therefore enabled a kind of empowerment. This unique approach to mutual exploration has resulted in an exciting, vivid and highly charged documentary that captures the most important topic of our time.