An Albanian, A Serb and The Soldiers (12)
Created on: 06 Jul 2019
“An Albanian, A Serb and the Soldiers” written by Ibadete Abazi - IBI, is a full-length (60-minute) drama, with six characters. It explores deep conflict, and a dynamic story based in reality about those opposing the wars in former Yugoslavia and the political games of swapping territories … and more.
The year is 1999, the time, the last night of the NATO bombing campaign of the Serbian Army in Kosovo. In a cellar in downtown Pristina, two hungry and frightened men, journalists from opposing sides, await their fates. As NATO fighter planes scream overhead and drop bombs, two opposing fighting forces in the darkened city struggle to win their objectives – independence for the breakaway province of Kosovo, or maintaining the dominance of the old Yugoslav Serbian political order. An Albanian journalist and a Serbian journalist, hiding from the fighting, must either decide to coexist peacefully together, or their fate will be to die together. Soldiers do their job.