March 8, for women who do not celebrate
The Month of Women's Cinema
The cinema hall in the Central Film Archive in March will be open unlike other times. The whole month is devoted to cinematic women for as little as they can in Albania. In 60 years of life, Albanian cinematography has had very few documentary filmmakers, but those who were, with the work of dedication, managed not only to create values but also to embellish their name in celluloid, in the history of the Albanian film. Exactly to these outstanding filmmakers, the CSFA is dedicated this month, on the occasion of the 8th of March. Following the activities, Wednesday's cinema will bring some of the best cinematic productions of these directors for five consecutive weeks. The event was opened on March 2 with three documentary films by the prominent director, "Deserved Artist" Marianthi Xhako (Qemo): "The City of 1000 Windows" (1959), a documentary by which Xhako defended the degree in the Soviet Union, "Reportage from Shishtaveci" (1967) and "Village Physician" (1975). Quite disturbed by the microphones that came to ask each other, Marianth conveyed the sentiments of a distant time when, together with the work group, they came around Albania to shoot. It was like watching the past closely. Women in knitting walks, the catwalks of tears that were forgotten by endless conversations ... "They are all women's, teachers, workers, nurses. It is a pleasure to see them get back to the cinema screen, thank you for the Film Archive. " In a sign of gratitude, with these words, Jackie and Director of the Film Archive, Elvira Diamond, began the month that will be dedicated to every Wednesday women filmmaker. Marianthi Xhako, chronic film director and documentary, was born in Berat on November 2, 1936. He graduated from the VGIK Cinema Film Institute in Moscow for documentary film directors, together with directors Viktor Gjika and Dhimiter Anagnosti. It is the first documentary film with high professional education in Albanian cinematography. During her career she made about 60 documentary films. The 9th of March will continue with the filmmaker Donika Muçi "Merited Artist". There will be "Mosaics" (1980), "Shtjefën Gjeçovi" (1985), "Castle town" (1990). One of these films, "Shtjefën Gjeçovi", was honored with the medaljonin of the 6th Documentary Film Festival. In the following weeks, director Liri Brahimi will feature "Nature Monuments" (1974), "Dear Mother Aferdita" (1989), "Why so?" (1991). Vitori Celi, who started working at the studio since its founding, previously specialized in film dubbing in Moscow, was the first director of dublin and montage, so she was also the first to work in the first Kinostudio artist movies . From it will be screened "New Residents of Ionian Region" (1976), "Girls of Metallurgy" (1977), "Expect, expect Skanderbeg" (1983). In the end, there will be a homage to two outstanding filmmakers who no longer live, the Artistic People's film, Xhanfize Keko, which certainly could not be left out when talking to female filmmakers and documentaries Adriana Elini . In this day, films will be screened: "A..B ... C..ZH" (1971) by Xhanfize Kekos and "Every line of a drawing" (1984), "Kolë Idromeno" (1987) by Adriana Elin in collaboration with scriptwriters Shpresa Vreto and montage Dallandyshe Baboci.
NDGSH, "celebration" for women's rights
Women and girls, intellectuals, journalists, civil society representatives, cultural and artistic life, simple citizens of Tirana will be together in the area of former Bllok, at noon to echo the respect for the rights of women. But the men will also be present. Exactly on March 8th, on International Women's Day, the association "In Benefit of Albanian Women" will continue the tradition of craze "celebrations", peacefully and cively, as it did every year, but always with a new finding. This time the area of the former Block was chosen as the center of the organization. Association activists have thought to offer coffee for all passers-by. On the cup in which this coffee is served is a message dedicated to women, or a request for respect for their rights. The proceeds collected from the cafes served during this day will go to the aid of a hard-working woman who has sought her support at the NDPA. As they consume coffee, casual citizens and casual passers-by of the former Blloku area, as well as guests, representatives of public life in the country, will have the opportunity to converse and exchange ideas and opinions regarding respect for women's rights and problems gender equality issues. At the same time, citizens will be able to leave their notes and opinions on the flipcharts created specifically for this purpose. In parallel with this meeting, with the support of the Ministry of Defense, in the sky of Tirana will fly a helicopter, who will issue tricky messages with the protection and respect of women's rights. The aim is precisely the awareness of the citizens of Tirana on respecting the rights of women, under the slogan "Women make stories every day". During this time, a car worn with posters, from whose megaphone, a woman's voice will seek equality and rights for all women, will circulate in the streets of Tirana. The posters of the association "On the Benefit of the Albanian Woman", which also carry powerful messages on behalf of women, will dominate this day in all the streets of the capital. At least since 2001, the association "In Benefit of Albanian Women" has given special importance to the organization of March 8, bringing to this day a new concept. Not the traditional one, the party where flowers and music women dance "happy" (to feel discriminated against 364 other days), but the concept of a manifestation of a civic protest where, as in every day of their lives, women should seek and fight for the respect of their rights. For the "In The Benefit of the Albanian Woman" association, gender equality is not a utopia, but a goal whose arrival should contribute to every citizen. Similar activities will be organized by the association in Durrës, Elbasan, Burrel and Puka, where its programs are extended. With the intent to raise the voice, proclaiming women's rights, protecting them from trafficking, increasing the role in the social-political life of the country, increasing the quality of life for women and their families, NDGSH will continue to present in the squares and the media, on the International Women's Day.
Inis Gjoni Women in "Banjo Hall"
Inis Gjoni Women in the "Banjo Hall" Are a women's story, in vain, the director Inis Gjoni has chosen to stage the comedy "Banja's Hall" on March 8th. It is the story of five women, aged 60 and below, in search of their Blue Prince. The space where women cry out and discover their sentimental life, together with the suspicions of the choices they have to make in life, is surprisingly a bath. On this background are the events of the comedy "Bath Room", directed by Inis John and author Astrid Veillon. Participants include actresses Hajrie Rondo, Marsela Lena, Klea Konomi, Klara Shehu and Niada Saliasi. There are four women, four characters, in front of which stands a fifth, the mother of one of the girls, played by Rondo. "What pulled me out of this part is the fact that even though it's a comedy, I've seen a female scream, her great desire to live a better life, with families, with the inevitable instinct of the cycle of reproduction and behavior in a child's life. It is a very realistic work, not just for the world but for us in Albania as well. We are close to March 8 and I have the impression that this kind of revolt, force, woman has announced through this day. Women have fought a lot, especially last century, to find their place in society. But even though she has demanded this kind of force, women are traditional within themselves. We did not intentionally set the premiere show on March 8th, and most of the spectators will be women. " But no woman's story can be understood if a male is not behind her, ultimately the backbone of all her dilemmas and their struggles, besides the war to bring her voice to the right place. So ... "This is a comedy that every woman should look at and every male to study, understand and enjoy, as it is very interesting. 5 female characters though struggling and trying to have an independent life, giving us the impression that they are strong, profoundly dreaming of having families, finding their Blue Prince, so they are fragile and want what the woman has wanted that in the genesis, since its inception. " And from this generalization does not give up the director John.