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REMEMBERING THE OPTHERS, 46'00'', 2015

Directing, script and editing Ana Čigon,
Interviews with: Qëndresë Deda, Dardan Zhegrova, Linda Gusia, Majlinda Hoxha, Erëmirë Krasniqi, Vjollca Krasniqi, Lura Limani, Nita Luci, Hana Qena and Vesa Qena.
Sound editing assistance: Vasja Progar
Camera assistance: Donjeta Murati and Vala Osmani
Music: Ana Čigon and Vasja Progar
Sound editing assistance: Vasja Progar
Albanian to English translations: Qëndresë Deda and Donjeta Murati
English to Slovene translations: Ana Makuc
Producers: Ana Čigon; Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina - Kosovo; City Gallery, Ljubljana - Slovenia
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Remembering the Others is a documentary about the meaning and power of public monuments. In the film students, artists, theoreticians and activists from Prishtina, Kosovo talk about the meaning of monuments. Which people have the privilege to be represented in monuments? Why there are almost no monuments dedicated to women in Kosovo? Which other people (marginalized groups) and stories are excluded in such monuments? The film states that if the (hi)stories of marginalized groups are hushed, and the (hi)stories that have visibility are not questioned, the result will always be a misleading sense of normality. A status quo that creates a platform that gives certain groups the push to the top positions and other groups the push to oblivion, all accompanied by a deceptive sense of fairness and normality. The film epilogue opens way to ideas about what kind of monuments people want for the future.

 

HEROINAT / HEROINES, 15'30'', 2015

Directing, script, sound and editing: Ana Čigon
Interviews with: Linda Gusia, Majlinda Hoxha, Alma Lama, Lura Limani, Nita Luci and Hana Qena.
Camera: Ana Čigon and Qëndresë Deda
Camera assistance: Donjeta Murati and Vala Osmani
Sound editing assistance: Vasja Progar
Music: Vasja Progar and Ana Čigon
Sound editing assistance: Vasja Progar
Albanian to English translations: Qëndresë Deda and Donjeta Murati
English to Slovene translations: Ana Makuc
Producers: Ana Čigon; Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina - Kosovo; City Gallery, Ljubljana - Slovenia

Heroinat is a short documentary film that comments on the erection of a problematic monument dedicated to women, which was uncovered on 12th of June 2015 in Prishtina, Kosovo. In the film, the thoughts on the monument are exchanged through montage of interview with a politician who supported the project, the written documents of the artist’s statements on the artistic aspect of the monument and the thoughts of students, artists, theoreticians and activists from Prishtina, that are questioning the idea and aesthetics of such monument.



Ana Čigon