Our garden will deal with the modes of animation in public spaces, instigated by inhabitants, citizens, artists, urban planners, and designers. It will focus on public space, treated as an open, concrete space, with its physical and architectural materialities, ordinary or remarkable, and its social practices and patterns.
Animating Public Spaces
Anibar (XK), Flaka Kokolli (XK), Urtina Hoxha (XK)
This program will explore the power of animation and 360 video in representation of the past as tools in educating the new generations and giving a wider perspective on different narratives to wider audiences.
Flaka Kokolli (XK)
Beti, a woman in her late forties, together with her family, is deported by Serbian security forces from her home in the capital of Kosovo to the border village of Bllacë. With war breaking out in 1999, her story of survival is stitched together as the world she knew disintegrates. The seemingly endless cycle of cruelty Beti endures on her journey to a safe haven becomes a collective story of survival.
Those Who Drown Cling to Foam
Urtina Hoxha (XK)
Through stark, intricate animation, Those Who Drown Cling to Foam illustrates the devastating personal account of a family forced to flee their home during the 1999 NATO bombings of Kosovo.
Anibar International Animation Festival, Cinema Jusuf Gërvalla, Austrian Embassy in Pristina