The Future Is Better Comrade

Director

Blerta Haziraj

Duration

14 min

Language

OV Albanian| German

Genre

Documentary, Short

Country

Kosovo

Year

2023

Distributor

Film director

Synopsis

Village women from Kosova share their life stories and abandoned dreams. Behind thick walls, silence and years of longing for school, the voices of these mothers, grandmothers and workers weave an intimate portrait of overlooked realities.

 

Biography

Blerta Haziraj (1994) is a researcher and film director based in Prishtina. Her artistic practice focuses on the archives of feminist literature in Kosova which she interprets artistically through experimental films, exhibitions, fanzines, and other forms of production. She has directed three short films, highlighting the lives of women in the rural areas of Kosova: 'How I Failed Documenting Male Gaze' (2021), 'Your Eyes and Hands Must be Seen Everywhere' (2022), and 'The Future is Better, Comrade' as part of her exhibition ATO in Autostrada Biennale (2023) where she presented her archival research of the Women's Antifascist Front of Kosova. Blerta is the co-founder of Pyke Bookshop and Pyke-Presje, a research collective that produces experimental artistic publications in Prizren and organizes exhibitions, workshops, and discursive programs by researching local histories and people’s movements through archives. She is the winner of the Prince Claus Fund, Seed Award, 2023.

Program

And The Wind Weeps

Aulona Selmani | 2023Short, fiction25 min

A Normal Life

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Hugo Berkeley | 2003Documentary63 min

Silence Of Sirens

Gazmend Nela | 2023Fiction96 min

Phantom Youth (Bota Jonë)

Luàna Bajrami | 2023Drama94 min

Snajka: Diary Of Expectations

Tea Vidović Dalipi | 2023Documentary75 min

The Future Is Better Comrade

Blerta Haziraj | 2023Documentary, Short14 min

Hana E Re

Jehona Berisha | 2023Short9 min

Afterwar

Birgitte Stærmose | 2024Documentary Form85 min

A Short Trip

Erenik Beqiri | 2023Short, Drama17 min

Nostromo

Fisnik Maxville | 2021Documentary82 min

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