Reference Code I/2-14
Title Durres – Tirana railway
Synopsis Images from the Albanian fields where the railway will run, barracks erected for volunteers to sleep. Albanian youth getting ready for action. Tiarna’s youth leaving with trucks for the railway. From other cities such as Berati, Shkodra, etc., trucks with volunteers leaving for action. Work begins with the first mines, volunteers working in difficult conditions, in a muddy terrain . Images from the Rushbulli tunnel construction. The Bulgarian youth brigade volunteering on the railways construction. Awarding the Bulgarian youth brigade for the good service, with the flag of the Central Headquarters of the Brigades. Volunteers supporting the commander of the Bulgarian youth brigade. Sabotages of the Yugoslav Trotskyites in the railway works are shown. Cultural activities are being held in the brigades. Over 500 people have learned how to write and sing, partisan bonfires are lit in the evening. The police brigade also supporting the railway constructing, the police forces displaying their attacking skills. Images of the 91-meter-long Erzeni’s bridge. The construction works are directed by the Soviet Union engineer, Valery Gaidarov. Unloading in the port of Durres the materials for the construction of the railway. Inaugurating the Durres-Tirana railway. Enver Hoxha, Mehmet Shehu, Beqir Balluku, Gogo Nushi, Spiro Koleka, Abedin Shehu, attending the inauguration ceremony. Abedin Shehu giving a public speech for the occasion. Comrade Ramiz Alia spoke on behalf of the Central Youth Committee. Enver Hoxha together with the Soviet Minister Cuvakin cutting the ribbon of the inauguration, passing by train. Technical director of the film: Riza Shehu.
Composer Georgi Aitonov
Camera Hamdi Ferhati
Editing Elena Popova
Sound Parlapanov Popov
Category Documentaries
Year 1949
Release date 1949
Reels 2
Lenght (in minutes) 20
Country of origin Bullgari dhe Shqiperi
Shooting locations Hekurudhe
Notes Technical director of the film: Riza Shehu.
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