Director: Anri Sala
Albania / 2000 / 25 min
Introduced by Daniel Schmidt
Last streamed on Sun, Dec 26
In the course of moving, Albanian art student Sala stumbles across an unexpected find with still more unexpected contents —a 20-year-old reel of 16mm film, containing silent footage of an Albanian Communist Party congress, and of his own mother, then a leader of the Communist Youth Alliance, giving a public speech and an interview.
What follows is Sala’s quest to recover his mother’s lost words, a winding journey that ends with a brief resurrection of a dead Yugoslavia, and an emotional collision of past ideals and present confusion.