RETURN TO EUROPE
MACEDONIAMACEDONIAN WEDDING

DOCUMENTARY / A 2008 / HD CAM / 52 & 45 MINUTES
directed by Peter Beringer
 

Synopsis

The documentary focuses on the north-west region of Macedonia inhabited by the Albanian minority. In 2001 this was the scene of armed conflict between ethnic Macedonians and Albanians. It was only through the firm intervention of the international community and the Ohrid Framework Agreement, which established guidelines for the co-existence of ethnic groups, was it possible to prevent a bloody civil war.
The film describes the background to the conflict and uses the stories of individual people to highlight the current situation of the country. Ali Ahmeti, the Albanian resistance leader ostracised by many as a terrorist, or Javier Solana, the EUs chief negotiator in Ohrid, have their say together with affected people from the ethnic groups, who give us an insight into their everyday lives. In this way the viewer witnesses an Albanian wedding, meets students, farmers, soldiers and learns about the problems of workers in the crisis-ridden former socialist factories. Ohrid, one of the oldest centres of Slav culture, and Tetovo, Macedonias second city and predominantly inhabited by Muslim Albanians, show the impressive diversity of the multi-ethnic state, which stems from the centuries-old co-existence of the orthodox and Islamic religions.
 
 

FILMSTILLS

 

credits

REGIE
BUCH
IDEE & KONZEPT


WISSSENSCHAFTLICHE
RECHERCHE



KAMERA


TON


SCHNITT
ONLINESCHNITT

SOUNDDESIGN
SPRECHER

Peter Beringer
Wolfgang Stickler
Gerald Knaus
Knut Neumayer
Martin Traxl

Kristof Bender
Eggert Hardten
Verena Knaus
Alex Stiglmayer
Josef Neuper
Walter Reichl
Martin Pete
Christian Stolz
Rene Schuh
Martin Stoni
Christian Stoppacher
Christian Stoppacher
Michael Schubert
Raimund Sivetz
Karin Steger
Peter Scholz
Victor Couzyn
MUSIK














MARKETING&PR
AUFNAHMELEITUNG

PRODUKTIONSLEITUNG
PRODUZENT
REDAKTION
GESAMTLEITUNG
DANK AN


EINE INITIATIVE VON
EINE PRODUKTION VON
IN KOPRODUKTION MIT
GEFRDERT DURCH
IN ZUSAMMENARBEIT
MIT
Andreas Fabianek
Ivan Ivanov
“Cherkez babo”, “Show me”, “Togo”
komponiert von Toni Kitanovski
mit freundlicher Genehmigung von ENTER MEDIA PUBLISHING
verffentlicht auf ENJA mit dem Titel BORDERLANDS / ENJ-9174 2

Zlata Durakovic
Natasa Ilievska
Ismajil Murseli
Chimena Novohradsky
Nikolaus Wisiak
Herbert Schaden
Martin Traxl
Erhard Busek
Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
ERSTE STIFTUNG
pretv
ORF & 3sat
CineStryria, RTR

ESI
 

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