Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Documentary: "Kosovo: Can You Imagine?"

Kosovo: Can You Imagine? is a documentary film by Canadian filmmaker Boris Malagurski, about the Serbs that live in Kosovo and the lack of human rights that they have today, in the 21st century. (Below is the teaser for the full documentary.)

Most of the Kosovo Serbs have been ethnically cleansed by the Albanians who make up the majority of Kosovo.

Kosovo has been under UN administration since 1999 when NATO bombed Serbia for 76 days to halt a crackdown on ethnic Albanian separatism in its province of Kosovo.

In the years following the war, thousands of Serbs were expelled from their homes, kidnapped and killed. Their houses, cultural and religious sites were burned and destroyed.

Kosovo for the Serbs is what Jerusalem is for the Jewish people. It is the cradle of their statehood, culture and religion. Most of the important Serbian Christian Orthodox monasteries are in Kosovo.

Today, Serbs still have a deep spiritual and traditional connection to Kosovo, a land which is being cleansed of everything Serbian.

About the Director
Born in Yugoslavia in 1988, Boris Malagurski has been a Canadian filmmaker since 2005 when he won the Best Student Film award at the International Student Film Festival in Toronto. His movie “The Canada Project” was shown on Belgrade Television, and many international film festivals around the world.

Mr. Malagurski’s visit to Kosovo has shocked him and his colleagues. In an interview, he said that he “can’t believe that this is happening in the heart of Europe in the 21st century. It’s the fact that most people only remember the words “war” and “Milosevic” when it comes to Kosovo that pushes them away from trying to find out what’s going on in Kosovo right now.

In an age where human rights are taken for granted in the Western world, Kosovo Serbs are battling for the most basic human rights. What makes it even worse is that Kosovo is administered by the international community and this is all happening under their nose. It’s horrible, I wonder if the politicians of the countries that have troops in Kosovo know how the international community is failing to secure a peaceful and honorable life for an ethnic group in the so called “multiethnic Kosovo”.

I hope that his film will encourage people to ask questions and do independent research on what’s going on in Kosovo, as well as try to change things for the better and help those that are helpless.”

Most of the Kosovo Serbs are internally displaced, some of them live in small container camps, in ghettos, all this in the heart of Europe in the 21st century.

We follow the stories of several Serbs who have fell victim to a nationalist and irredentist ideology that has a goal of creating a pure Albanian state of "Kosova" ("Kosovo" in Albanian)

Serbs in Kosovo have no basic human rights. You will be shocked to learn which atrocities they have to face each day.

Interview with Boris Malagurski on East of Main Blog

Research paper "Should Kosovo Be Independent?" by Boris Malagurski, dated January 2009.

First showing of this film is scheduled for mid-March in Vancouver. Details on this and other showings will follow.

Here is Boba Borojevic's Interview with Boris Malagurski on Monday January 26, 2009.

1 comment:

Boris said...

Hello everyone!

I would like to inform you that the documentary film “Kosovo | Can You Imagine?” is now available on DVD at http://www.kosovo-film.com/buy

All the best,

Boris Malagurski