An Albanian archivist faces a moral dilemma when the Serbian regime demands loyalty from state employees. This compelling Kosovar film had its premiere at the prestigious San Sebastian IFF and later won numerous awards.
In the early ’90s, the Yugoslavian Government cancelled the autonomy of Kosovo, dissolved its Parliament and closed down the National Television. With the implementation of the extraordinary measures by Serbian authorities, the Albanian citizens who were working at that time were forced to sign a declaration by which they officially accepted Serbia as their own country. If they refused, they would lose all their privileges, jobs, health insurance, children’s funds, as well as the real estate which was given to them for use by institution they worked for. Fadil, an archivist, has to choose between two options, knowing that both of them are wrong. He therefore involuntarily and unwillingly swallows the shame, endures the stigma, and the pressure coming from all sides.
Screening will be followed by Q&A with Fatmir Spahiu
- Ismet Sijarina
- Kosovo, Albanië, Noord-Macedonië