“Three windows and a hanging” snatches an award in the Berlin festival

“Three windows and a hanging” snatches an award in the Berlin festival

Pristina, February 10, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

“Three windows and a hanging” written by Zymber Kelmendi and directed by Isa Qosja has been awarded the “Cinema for Peace Award for Justice” in the Berlin Festival.

This film talks about Lushe, the teacher of the village, who forced by her conscience and the need to restore her dignity, declares in front of a foreign journalist and she and three other women of the village were victims of rape by Serb forces during the last war in Kosovo. This declaration, which is considered as a shame by the mentality of the area, causes concern amid the men of the village, who start to stigmatize her and demand her to leave the village.

This film has been supported by Kosovo Cinematographic Center and has been produced by “CMB” film production company with film producers Shkumbin Istrefi and Mentor Shala in collaboration with film company “Niko Film” with film producer Nicole Gerhards.

The Cinema for Peace evening, which is held each year in the Berlin festival, aims at raising awareness for the social importance of films and their impact in the perception and in addressing global, political and humanitarian challenges. /ibna/