Reference Code I/2-179
Title Meeting with the arberesh
Synopsis Sea waves. The mountains of Arberisa. The map of Italy and the ship with which our USHT team headed by Zijahudin Kodra, Zini Sako, as well as the film crew with Saim Kokonen and Xhevat Behr is leaving. The mountains of Calabria, the cities where the Arberesh live. A girl tells an arberesh tale. View of the city where the Arberesh live. The house in the Albanian style with a large gate and stone streets. The sign that says “Corsa Skanderbeg”, “Vico Albania”. The church has an eagle carved on its wall. Zijahudin Kodra pays a visit to the grandson of Jul Varibobe, the first Arberesh who wrote the Albanian language. Mbuzdi, his native village. The house with stone gates. The house of Jeronim De Rada. Plaque that says Casa De Rada. The surrounding hills, the road leading to the school. Memorial plaque that says about De Rada. Zijahudini talks about De Rada with his nephew Xherdano De Rada. Portrait of De Rads, his diploma, library with De Rada’s books. De Rada’s bust in the courtyard of Saint Dimitri college. Zihni Sako presents to the teaching staff of Saint Dimitri’s college, the high decoration granted by the People’s Assembly, “Teacher of the People”. Vincenzo Stratiga, who fought alongside Giuseppe Garibaldi. Zihni Sako talks to Vincenzo’s son Anxhela Stratiga and a woman. The expedition through Arberesh villages to research their traditions and customs. (300 m) A day of shopping. Folk holidays. The band parades in front of the people. Women dressed in beautiful Arberesh costumes celebrating. The group records a dance performed by a group of girls singing. Panorama of mountains, river, three girls singing an Arberesh song. A group of women dancing the dance of Skanderbeg. The youth choir sings an Arberesh song. Panoramas of mountains, roads, coast with waves. Documentary film about the expedition carried out by Zijahudin Kodra and Zihni Sako in the arboretum villages in Southern Italy.
Screenwriter Zihni Sako
Director Saim Kokona
Composer Ismail Balla, formulim
Camera Saim Kokona Xhevat Behri,op/zeri
Editing Ismail Balla
Category Documentaries
Year 1965
Release date 1965
Reels 2
Lenght (in minutes) 18
Country of origin Shqiperi
Shooting locations
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