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Drums of Resistance

DirectorMathieu Jouffre
ProducerBesa Luci – MB Office
WriterMathieu Jouffre, Besa Luci
EditorMathieu Jouffre, Besa Luci
CameraMathieu Jouffre
ScreeningFriday 11 November at 19:00h / Sunday 13 November at 17:00h
Length65 min

After winning an award at the DokuFest in Prizren, this relevant and vibrant film competed at the Sarajevo Film Festival and raised lots of interesting questions among the audience. Dutch Premiere


When ex-Yugoslavia began to fall apart, the Serbian regime banned Kosovar Albanians from participating in public life. Albanian employees across public institutions were fired. Albanian media outlets were closed down. Many elementary and high schools were closed to Albanian students and the entire university system was shut down. During the 1990’s in Kosovo, teaching resumed in private apartments, houses and basements stores. This documentary shows how a parallel society and reality was organized. It shows how segregation and apartheid became the norm. Besa Luci and Mathieu Jouffre wrote the script for this challenging film together. In it people are in a relaxed atmosphere: eating, drinking, chatting and revisiting vividly one of the most exciting as well as tragic periods in the history of Kosovo.

Na het winnen van een prijs op de DokuFest in Prizren was deze relevante en levendige film onderdeel van het Sarajevo Film Festival, waar het veel interessante vragen opriep bij het publiek.


Toen ex-Joegoslavië uiteen begon te vallen verbood het Servische regime Kosovaarse Albanezen deel te nemen aan het openbare leven. Albanese werknemers van openbare instellingen werden ontslagen. Albanese media werden gesloten. Veel basisscholen en middelbare scholen sloten hun deuren voor Albanese studenten en het hele universitaire systeem werd stilgelegd. Daardoor verplaatste het onderwijs voor deze mensen zich in de jaren 90 naar particuliere ruimten. Deze documentaire laat zien hoe een parallelle samenleving en de werkelijkheid ontstond. Het laat zien hoe segregatie en apartheid de norm werden. Besa Luci en Mathieu Jouffre schreven samen het scenario voor deze uitdagende film. In deze film zien we mensen in een ontspannen sfeer: ze eten, drinken, praten en kijken levendig terug op een van de meest opwindende en tegelijk tragische perioden in de geschiedenis van Kosovo.