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Journal d'une femme du Kosovo

Sevdije Ahmeti text – Safet Kryemadhi adaptation – Zenel Laci director, set design – Anila Dervishi actress – Nimetulla Parlaku video, images – Etienne Delronche stage manager, lighting design – Elona Meshi costumes – Gabrielle Dailly production

Journal d'une femme du Kosovo

Sevdije Ahmeti text – Nimetulla Parlaku video, images – Elona Meshi costumes – Skender Hyseni accessories, set design

Journal d'une femme du Kosovo

Journal d'une femme du Kosovo

Sevdije Ahmeti text – Safet Kryemadhi adaptation – Zenel Laci director, set design – Anila Dervishi actress – Afrim Jahja musician – Nimetulla Parlaku video, images – Etienne Delronche stage manager, lighting design – Elona Meshi costumes – Skender Hyseni accessories, set design – Gabrielle Dailly production


The play Le Journal d’une Femme du Kosovo is a collective project that was started by the director, Zenel Laci, and motivated by the need to fulfil a duty of remembrance towards Kosovan Albanians, because we must not give in to the temptation to forget. Theatre must tackle important questions. The representation of barbarous acts or crimes against humanity may also have a
cathartic value.

The performance evokes the atrocities committed against women during this time of violence and
blood with exemplary dignity. It is, however, above all a story of love and freedom which speaks to the audience through actress Anila Dervishi, who is supported by the musician, Afrim Jahja and by
Nimetulla Parlaku's heart-breaking images. This piece mixes sounds of rock guitar, voice recordings,
universal declarations, dream-like projections, and love songs which set the theatre alight and bring
the actors and the audience together. It is a courageous and healing piece that refuses to accept the
atrocities committed against minorities and vulnerable people, beginning with women and children.

The play will be followed by a debate with Sevdije Ahmeti (author of the Journal and Kosovan human
rights activist), Jean-Yves Potel* (French author and academic specialising in Central and Eastern
Europe), Safet Kryemadhi (political scientist), and the production team including Zenel Laci (director)
and Anila Dervishi (actress).
*Jean-Yves Potel, author of the notes and introduction to the book Journal d’une femme du Kosovo by
Sevdije Ahmeti. Published by KARTHALA, 2001 - Preface by Bernard Kouchner, translated from the
English by Chantal Deltenre-De Bruycker and Daniel de Bruycker.
Language: French (subtitles in Dutch and English)