Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2022

Displaced

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

Samir Karahoda / Kosovo / 2021 / 15 min / Colour / Unknown / In Albanian / Arabic, English subtitles
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

Synopsis

In post-war Kosovo, driven by the ambition of keeping their beloved sport alive, two local players wander from one obscure location to another, carrying the club's only possession—their ping pong tables. In an environment of hopelessness, ravaged by forced migration, the dedicated pair cling to the pursuit of bringing their sport back to its pre-war level of success—a dream that almost seems impossible given the challenges they face.

Director

Samir Karahoda

Samir Karahoda began working as a photographer in 1992, and in 2003 he completed his photography studies at the Academy of Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. In addition to his work as a photographer, he is also a cinematographer, tutor, and curator of the short film program at the DokuFest, Documentary and Short Film Festival in Prizren. His documentary short film 'In Between' had its world premiere at the Berlinale 2019—the first Kosovar film to compete at the festival.

Credits

Screenwriter
Samir Karahoda
Producer
Eroll Bilibani
Cinematographer
Samir Karahoda
Editor
Enis Saraçi
Cast
Jeton Mazreku, Ermegan Kazazi, Rifat Rifati