:The Hidden Documentary

Screening Schedule

23.08, 18:00, SHTËPIA E KULTURËS

The Hidden Documentary / Dokumentari i Pashfaqur

UK/Albania, 2013, Colour, 50 min

A forty years long lost documentary, realised during the communist era, is discussed in depth with its director, cinematographer and some of its background actors. It emerges the futile and grotesque way that documentary was censored for the Albanian public, while continued to be screened for foreign tourists visiting Albania. It is a way to reflect about the past, but not only, looking closely into apparently small and insignificant events.

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Fabian Kati was born in Tirana, Albania on October 22, 1963. He grew up in a family heavily persecuted by the Albanian communist regime. After being himself imprisoned for political reasons, he left Albania in 1990 and lived for 10 years in Florence, Italy. He studied at Florence University and owns a BA in Political Sciences and a MA in Sociology of Culture. In 2000 he moved to Manchester, UK and now lives in a rural area of North Wales. He started filming in 2004 and has released so far a number of shorts and mid-length documentaries, which he calls “the Albanian cycle documentaries”. His first feature length documentary was completed in 2011 and is titled “Unheard Voices”. All his work as a filmmaker is based on social investigation themes.
TIFF, Tirana 2013. PriFest, Prishtina 2014.

Fabian Kati
fabkati@tiscali.co.uk

Screening Schedule

23.08, 18:00, SHTËPIA E KULTURËS

Category

Special Screenings

Director

Fabian Kati

Producer

Fabian Kati

Cinematography

Ilda Papajani

Sound

Viron Kardhashi

Editing

Fabian Kati