A woman who is raped and gives birth to a child in war torn Kosovo, struggles to keep her child.







Credited cast:
Lumnie Sopi ...
Ema Berisha
Doug Barron ...
David Schwartz
Blerim Gjoci ...
Komandant Shpati
Enver Petrovci ...
Colonel Lilich
Blerta Syla ...
Arta Muçaj ...
Çun Lajçi ...
Rikard Ljarja
Kushtrim Sheremeti ...
Kolonel Djordjevic
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Bislim Muçaj ...


Kosovar journalist Ema Berisha, working with two American journalists Laura and David Schwatz report from war torn Kosova. When the war reaches its highest peak the Americans are ordered to flee. They unsuccessfully try to persuade Ema to leave Kosova with them, but Ema is determined to stay. Upon returning home to marry. On her wedding night Serbian forces oust the refugee camps. The soldiers rape Emma. She becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl, which she names Ana. She is abandoned by her husband, and friends for not getting rid of the child. Unable to feed her baby, reluctantly she puts her into an orphanage. The American journalist David returns with Ema's payment for her work. With this new capital she runs to the orphanage to retrieve her child only to discover it is close. She discovers that children are taken to a monastery to be sold, with the help of Doresa, the American David and the Kosovar Komandant Shpati she attempts to save her child. Written by Doug Barron

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2006 (Albania)  »

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17 November 2012 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

I just watched this film on the Internet hoping for some insight on the Balkan conflict. I remember the debate in the U.S. when the talk of NATO intervention began and didn't understand the complexity of the conflict then (despite trying to follow the major news coverage). I still don't. I hoped watching this non-U.S. film would be informative. It is a low budget film. The early section does seem like propaganda. Serbs are portrayed only as villains and never victims - often in very melodramatic scenes. War crimes were committed, but they occurred on all sides with victims of all ethnic groups. This is not addressed. The movie does get better in showing the post-war aftermath. I think this is because the character of Ema is sympathetic and her countrymen are shown in a more realistic way. Some are helpful despite their own suffering; some are openly antagonistic; some are corrupt and opportunistic in the post-war chaos. I think this would be true of any nation in a similar situation. This is not the objective film I wanted, but it did give me some insight into the feelings of one side of the conflict. I don't think it deserves a 10, but neither does it lack any merit as a commentary on the war and it's aftermath.

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