Edition 23: 2–10 August, 2024

BALKAN DOX

Kang e defa: Female Rhapsody in Kosova

Germany, Kosovo
2014 — 29' / Color

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Synopsis

Berlin based singer Fatime Kosumi from ANDRRA and Vincent Moon, an independent filmmaker from Paris, who is known for his music videos for indie rock bands like REM, Arcade Fire or Beirut, travelled to Kosova to find and record nearly forgotten old female folk songs. They were in search of a specific approach to folk music, that of, rhapsodies sung by peasant women.

Director Biography

Vincent Moon (real name Mathieu Saura) was born in Paris in 1979. At the age of 18, while living in Paris, he set out to learn everything he possibly could about art forms and cultures. It was a period of intense learning, reading, and practice that lasted ten years. He studied photography for 3 years at the Atelier Reflexe in Montreuil, where he met the photographers Michael Ackerman and Antoine D’Agata, who informed Vincent Moon’s experiments of style/approach and visual experiments.

Director

Fatime Kosumi

Vincent Moon

Producer

Fatime Kosumi

Cinematographer

Jetmir Idrizi

Editor

Fatime Kosumi

Vincent Moon

Sound

Helge Ebinger

Contact

ANDRRA
Hagelberger Str.
Berlin, Germany
+49 175 37532092
[email protected]