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Singing for a lost country

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  01:04:00  2007  Color  Sound

The "lost Country" is Tchameria in the northern part of modernday Greece, which muslim Albanians had to leave after the war. A land which is both sung of and mourned with deep nostalgia in Albania.
The film follows Shaban Zeneli, an Albanian singer visiting Tchameria and expressing his nostalgia in song with his companions.

Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of an introductory text and of black and white photographies.
Interviews (live sound) (Greek and Albania). Songs and music off (Celo Mezani by Refat Sulejmani).
RewardsBilan du film ethnographique, mars 2007 (Paris) : Prix Bartok.


Music and dance


Albania ; Greece

Technical Sheet
Item No.1974
PublicLarge audience ; Specialised audience
VersionFrench ; English
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportDV Cam