• Director

    Besim Ugzmajli

  • Country, Year, Length

    Kosovo, 2019, 14 min

  • Category

    Short Narrative

  • Format

    Digital (screening) – HD (shooting)

  • Festival Year


Cast: Gresa Pallaska
Crew: Producers: Besim Ugzmajli, Eduardo M Escribano , Adonis Krasniqi – Screenwriters: Besim Ugzmajli – Cinematography: Adonis Krasniqi
Email: mailukifilms@gmail.com

After midnight, Lena (37) scared and fleeing, meets Genti (11) in an underpass at the center of the city. After they get to know each other, they talk about the reasons of them being there. Lena claims she is waiting for her husband to pick her up, while Genti is waiting for his father. Afterwards the conversation shifts to their respective head wounds. Genti says his injury was an accident caused by his father, while Lena’s was an accident caused by her husband during their vacation in Venice.

Besim Ugzmajli. Born in 1986 in Ferizaj, Republic of Kosovo, Studied in University of Prishtina, Faculty of Arts – Film and TV Directing. He has worked as writer, director, cinematographer and editor in the biggest film company in Kosova, and in these last years in his own company Figurina Film’s He has worked also as Theatre Director in Prishtina and Ferizaj, where he made 6 plays and 3 performances. Living in Ferizaj and Prishtina. Awarded films: Obssesion, Era, The Eaters, Woman in Black, Who is next, Beyond the Gates, Marihuana Republic, Forgive me.

Filmmaker’s Note

Human trafficing to my opinion, is just a modern form of slavery. This monstruous crime is being applied by directly violating the elementary human rights, around the globe. I have witnessed modern slavery or the human trafficing to people i have known in person. I have witnessed the life and the family of these people i used to know from childhood, get destroyed. In this movie I have tried to portray human trafficing as a phenomenon that we coexist with, and never ceases to haunt us, yet we are unable to fight it back. This movie I made is the best way i could use to appellate through this story in order for human trafficing to be fought, all ovet the globe. To me this movie is realistic, it is based in real events, and being so it was impossible for the movie to have a Happy End – because the trafficing victims’ end, is not a happy one – so there was no way, I could allow myself to escape from reality!