:Triumph (Out Of Competition)
Albania/Kosova/USA/France, 2017, 88 min
On October 14, 2014, the two Eastern European countries of Albania and Serbia faced off on the soccer field in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. With Albanian fans not permitted to attend the game due to purported safety concerns, the stadium full of Serbian fans echoed racist chants and death threats. Tensions rose to a boil when a drone carrying an Albanian flag flew above the players and onto the field. Angered fans rushed the field, attacking the Albanian players, forcing the match to end. A history of political tensions, war, and sport is explored as we follow the journey of the Albanian national team on their first appearance in a major tournament.
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Director and producer born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Born in 1990, originally of Albanian descent, Kreshnik studied film at Lynn University in Florida where he was introduced to Documentary Filmmaking. He began his career as an Associate Producer at the age of 22 at NFL Films, where he assisted on numerous sports documentaries that aired on HBO, ESPN and others.
Warsaw FF 2017. 11mm Football FF, Berlin 2018.
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