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.
The animation Those Who Drown Cling to Foam shows that war can be a solitary experience. Amidst bomb strikes, a woman has her daily battles for food and survival. She roams the empty cityscapes that are disappearing day in and out with each bomb that falls.
The short-animated film explores the experiences of Beti, a Kosovo Albanian woman in her late forties, during the deportation of the late 90’. Beti, 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.
Urtina Hoxha, Director
Urtina Hoxha, Writer
Eremirë Krasniqi, Writer
CHWB Kosovo, Producer
Urtina Hoxha, Background Artist
Edvin Susuri, Urtina Hoxha, Animators
Veton Bytyqi, Sound Designer
Rebeka Qena, Narrator
Produced by: CHWB Kosovo