Reference Code I/2-124
Title With sword in the hands
Synopsis The film starts with the beautiful mountains’ sceneries. View of a cataract and three small goats on the rock. The history of Berat castle, books by Buzuku, Budi, Bogdan, etc. Rozafe Castle where the Turkish army was defeated three times in the 19th century. Photo of Ali Pash Tepelene. Photo, a group of Albanians dancing. The woman who falls from the cliff with the child. Castle, graves, ruins, poverty, swamps. House window with cage. Photo of Naum Vergjil Harxhi with a book. View of Berat and photos of prominent patriots Thimi Mitko, Kostandin Kristoforidhi, Pasho Vasa, Jani Vreto, Hoxha Tahsim, Ismail Qemali, Seit Toptani, Koto Hoxhi, Zija Prishtina, Abdyl Frasheri, Sami Frasheri, Jani Vreto. (296. 20m) The wars of the Albanians against the Turks in 1877, where the empire of the Tsars was also thrown against it. Abdyl Frasher’s memorandum sent to Turkey for the rights of nations. The Tsar forces Turkey to sign the Treaty of Saint Stephen. On June 10, the League of Prizeren was created to disrupt the plans of the Congress of Berlin, which did not recognize the Albanian Nation. The congress decided to divide Albanian territories. The Montenegrins attacked Plave and Gucine. The Albanians pushed back the invaders. Ulcinj was taken by Montenegro with the intervention of the international fleet and the support of Turkish army. Photos of Albanians with women and men fighting. Arrests and murders of Albanians. Expatriate Albanians who bring the Albanian primer. The first Albanian school in Korce. The church’s priest and the imam of the mosque seeking to manipulate people. A boy recites at school. Albanian patriots Pandeli Sotiri, Papa Kristo Negovani, Petro Nini Luarasi, etc. are killed. (303. 20m) Photos of Albanian patriots such as Naim Frasheri, Sami Frasheri, Pashko Vasa, Filip Shiroka, Cajupi. Persecutions and prisons. Photo of Ismail Qemali and different capitals of the world such as Berlin, Vienna, London, Paris, Petersburg, Rome, Athens, Belgrade. The first Albanian liberation groups of Cerciz Topulli and Themistokl Germenji. 20, 000 Kosovars threatening Sultan Hamit. The newspaper “The light of Kolonje and hope of Albania” by Nikolla Ivanajthe Sultan was overthrown and the Turkish Constitution was announced in 1908. Photo of the patriot Sotir Peci, who said, “Don’t trust John the Turks. Albania was attacked by the armies of Durgu Tasha in 1910. Massive persecution. (225. 70m) The village house with snow. Photos of patriots like Ismail Qemali, Luigj Gurakuqi, Themistokli Germenji, Dod Gjon Luli, Asdreni. Women who donated their golden ornaments for Albania. Albanian leaders like Spiro Ballkameni, Qemal Panariti , Sali Hoxha, etc. Hasan Prishtina speaking at the Turkish parliament for the rights of Albanian people. The call in 1912 for an armed uprising was answered by Kosovo, Malesia, Shkodra, Dibra, Mirdita, Tirana, Elbasan. The mountains of the south were filled with patriots Korca, Gjirokastra, Vlora and university students. Ismail Qemali, Luigj Gurakuqi, Hasan Prishtina, Themistokli Germenji, Bajram Curri, Isa Buletini, Dom Nikoll Kocani, Abdi Top were at the forefront of the uprising. Sali Nivica, Pandeli Cala, Sali Butka and many others. Newspapers reporting about the uprising and Turkey. (215. 20m) Ismail Qemali asking for the national assembly to convene. Announcing the historic decision of Albania’s independencein 1912 after 500 years of slavery. Vlora in party, two children on bicycles. Two old men chatting in a garden. Photo of attacks against Albania by Greeks and Serbs. Destruction. The occupation of Albania by fascist Italy. Landing of troops. The War of the Communist Party. Burning warehouses, climbing tracts, fighting partisans. Clearing different cities. The liberation of Albania on November 29, 1944. View of cars passing in front of the building of the central committee of the Party. The busts of Ismail Qemali, the unknown soldier, Naim Frasher. The university, bust of Cerciz Topulli, high voltage poles. The train moving, the grave of Luigj Gurakuqi. Border guard, beautiful panorama and the monument of Skanderbeg in Kruje. (265. 70m) Historical film on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Albania’s independence.
Screenwriter Andrea Varfi Endri Keko
Director Endri Keko
Composer Mustafa Krantja
Camera Saim Kokona Tomo Vaso
Designer Vasil Dala
Editing Adriana Elini
Category Documentaries
Year 1962
Release date 1962
Reels 5
Lenght (in minutes) 43
Country of origin Shqiperi
Shooting locations
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