In Tirana and Elsewhere

German title: In Tirana Und Anderswo
2004, 52 & 60 minutes

DATES

COMPLETION

October 2004

TV broadcasts

BR Alpha: October 13, 2004
ORF/ Kreuz & Quer: November 09, 2004
RTSI: March 01, 2005
YLE: October 12, 2005

ABOUT THE FILM

“We went to church and at the same time founded a punk movement.”

After the communist regime collapsed in 1991, three young people in Tirana, the capital of Albania, found themselves in a world unknown to them. Wild years of radical personal re-orientation followed. The dictatorship had created a strict atheist society, in which for 24 years, belief was to be prohibited – religion was a crime. After such a change, how do values, conflicts and beliefs develop – in Tirana and elsewhere?

  • Belief in religion is simply a part of the national cultures of Western Europe and is just accepted as such. This documentary looks at a people whose struggle with spirituality is completely different. They have had to totally redefine and create the meaning of their beliefs from the base up. At the same time they are exposed to everything the western world has to offer. In a world that is progressively more lonely, consumerism, sex and drugs are easily available to quench its emotional thirst. How does a human being reconcile personal and spiritual visions with the pragmatic everyday reality we all face?

FILM STILLS

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • FACTS

    German title:
    In Tirana Und Anderswo

    Completion:
    October 2004

    Length:
    58 & 60 minutes

    Original languages:
    Albanian, English

    Versions:
    OmU Deutsch, OwS English

  • CREDITS

    with
    Artes L.
    Bojken L.
    Ervin H.

    writer & director: Marko Doringer
    editing: André Nier
    camera: Börres Weiffenbach
    sound: Johannes Schmelzer – Ziringer
    sound design & sound mix: Markus Böhm
    script consultant: Rune Schweizer

    color correction: Till Beckmann
    translation & transcription: Sonila Limaj
    production assistant: Julia Sing
    project consultant: Ronny Zuckermann

    commissioning editor: Walter Erdelitsch / ORF (Vienna)
    producer: Marko Doringer

  • FESTIVALS

    Diagonale ‘05
    Austria

    Balkan black box ‘05
    Germany

    Zagreb Intern. Film Festival ‘05
    Croatia

    Innsbruck Intern. Film Festival ‘06
    Austria

    „Albania in Films” ‘06
    Germany

     

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VoD of the film

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FEATURED MUSIC

The Fish Hook
.            by Bojken Lako

Project Partners

Funded by:
Agency for Development and Cooperation Switzerland
Government of Salzburg
City of Salzburg
City of Berlin

In association with:
ORF

© Filmfabrik Marko Doringer film production
Austria 2004

Funding Agencies & Project Partners