Four Kosovar movies for the Austrian audience

By: Valon Xoxa    February 25, 2014

“Kolona“ from Ujkan Hysaj, “Kthimi” from Blerta Zeqiri; “Ballkoni” from Lendita Zeqiraj and “Kulla e Sahatit” by Arzana Kraja, have been featured in Austria at an event marking the 6th year of Kosovo’s Independence. 

The Kosovo embassy in Austria had chosen movies from Kosovar producers to mark the 6th year of Independence. The audience had the chance to greet Mr. Blerim Canaj, the head of the embassy, who welcomed  audience to a cultural evening with movies from internationally acclaimed producers of Kosovar origin.

“Tonight, we have decided to present different themes, themes that explore various areas of life, social and war time and post war time events.” said Mr. Canaj in his speech.

This evening had brought together ambassadors of many countries, among which were representatives of countries that have yet not recognized Kosovo, people from civil society and Austrian state representatives.

The original article was posted at Kultplus. Click here to read the original article.

Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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