UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Screening of the Albanian film ‘SkaNdal’

22 March 2016, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

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Room 347, UCL SSEES, 16 Taviton Street WC1H 0BW

The Alexander Nash Albanian Studies Programme at UCL SSEES in co-operation with the Anglo-Albanian Association organise the first showing in the UK of the pioneering Albanian film SkaNdal.

SkaNdal is the first documentary film to be made in Albania about that country's emerging LGBT movement. It is the story of how this movement started in a very cautious and novel manner and how, despite the difficult environment, broke through and brought Tirana LGBT people together for the first time. You will meet brave and inspiring individuals whose rights are still insecure in this European country. 

The film's creators have produced a tribute to those people who were persecuted, destroyed and had no existence under communism and is an open call for those who still hiding and fearful. The film's title is made up of two Albanian words SKA (non) NDAL(stop) representing this message and call.

This film is directed by two young Albanians Elton Baxhaku and Eriona Cami. These are the new film makers of the new post-1991 Albania, young people who have a civic and democratic message to make.

Drinks will be held afterwards. All welcome!