SOFIA – TIRANA

SOFIA – TIRANA – Bulgaria, 2018, 54 min., Documentary

Director: Valentina Fidanova-Kolarova
Writers: Zlatimir Kolarov, Valentina Fidanova-Kolarova
Cast: Selim, Pranvera, Neraida and Arsela Hodjay, Zlatko Zlatkov, Umer Chelihu, Lazar Hasghinasko and others

What does the Bulgarian know about Albania? Geographically close, but otherwise strangers, Albania is undoubtedly one of the strangest nations in Europe. In the 20th century, Albania was an underdeveloped country, where the only religion allowed was the cult of Enver Hoxha. Today, in the 21st century, it is the country with the most Mercedes Benz’s relative to the population. Through a story of friendship between a Bulgarian and an Albanian, we will come to know the myths and truths about Albania and its people.
Follows over years the friendship of Zlatko Zlatkov from Sofia and Selim Hodjay from Tirana- currently honored ambassador of Bulgaria in Albania, who has contributed to the popularization of our country and the recognition of the Bulgarian minority in his homeland. This movie is about the past and the present of this unknown in Bulgaria country.
We find revelations about Albanians’ opinions on the development of their country accompanied by interviews of the main characters, outspoken Albanian intellectuals, who completed their education in Bulgaria, administrative workers and members of Bulgarian-Albanian unions, along with paintings, photos and historical texts. The mosque, the Orthodox, Adventist and Catholic churches in the center of Tirana show the tolerance of Albanians, who find themselves on the border between the Balkan Peninsula and Central and Western Europe. No religious or ethnic group dominates the rest.

Date

29 Aug 2019

Time

19:30

Cost

8 BGN and 6 BGN

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Location

Hall 5 - FCC
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