ALBANIAN JOURNEY: END OF AN ERA

ALBANIAN JOURNEY: END OF AN ERA

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1817
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Paul Jay
    1991, 60 mins.
    Albanian dialog with English subtitles
    Purchase: $310 Rental: $125



    Examines the rise and fall of socialism in Albania, tracing the nation's history from its 1944 establishment as a communist republic by Enver Hoxha to its recent emergence from decades of authoritarian rule following Hoxha's death in 1985. The film features interviews with a variety of Albanian citizens during the transitional four year period encompassing Albania's late Eighties economic crisis, the mass exodus of refugees in 1990, and the first multi-party elections in 1991. This story of the clash between utopian dreams and harsh reality characterizes the recent collapse of communist regimes throughout Eastern Europe.

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    Festivals & Awards

    Blue Ribbon, American Film and Video Festival
    Bronze Apple, National Educational Film and Video Festival


    Reviews

        Highly Recommended. "Presents the implosion of the communist system as felt by one small country and will serve as a discussion platform in civics, world government, and political science classes...appropriate for senior high school and college students as well as for most public library collections...an admirable selection."
    Video Rating Guide for Libraries

    "A real find...This portrait of a disintegrating society has a depth that's rare."
    The Toronto Star