Two Summers in Kosovo

Two Summers in Kosovo

Christopher Bobyn, Andrew Lampard, Canada, 2009BetaSP, Colour, 114'

We all watched it happen on television: 1 million refugees displaced from their homes; 78 days of NATO bombing over Belgrade and Prishtina; the destruction of whole villages and innocent lives. In the spring of 1999, Kosovo had become the battlefront for Balkan’s latest war. In the immediate aftermath of the war, some historians labeled the ethnic cleansing of Serbs and Albanians during the conflict as one the worst political crimes in Europe since World War II. The images were horrifying and indelible, but who can be blamed for not feeling any lingering attachment to a war that had few perceivable consequences for North Americans? No more than a few months later, our journalists had turned their attention to capturing new human disasters for our daily news programs, while the job of rebuilding and finding justice for thousands of displaced souls transitioned to the United Nations, NATO, OSCE and several dozen NGOs. The real “story” was just about to begin.

03 August, Kino Lumbardhi, 18:00

Branding Kosovo

Director: Christopher Bobyn, Andrew Lampard
Producer: Benjamin Nakaska
Cinematographer: Christopher Bobyn, Andrew Lampard
Editor: Christopher Bobyn, Andrew Lampard
Sound: Douglas Brown

Director's Biography

Christopher was born in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1983. He grew up predominantly in Montreal and received his BA in Film Studies from Queen’s University in 2005. Christopher has worked extensively in television post-production for 8 years, with projects belonging to CBC, YTV, and MTV. He previously directed an award-winning short horror film on 16mm entitled “Johnny Juno Versus the Zombie Reich”. Currently, Christopher reports for Frontline Magazine.
Andrew was born in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1983. He was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and also in Victoria. He received his BA (Honours) in Film Studies and History from Queen’s University in 2006. Upon obtaining his degree, Andrew worked on television productions for ABC and YTV. Currently, he is obtaining his Masters in Journalism from the Columbia University, New York City.

Festivals and Awards:

Vienna Ethnographic and Documentary Film Festival 2010, Austria. Festival on Human Rights – Vivisect Film Festival 2010, Serbia.


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