Presentation of OSCE sponsored documentary on life of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians in Plemetina/Plemetin
PRISHTINE/PRISTINA, 18 October 2010 - An OSCE Mission in Kosovo sponsored independent documentary film portraying the problems faced by the Kosovo Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities living in the social housing and camp in Plemetina/Plemetin will be presented tonight.
The Plemetina/Plemetin camp was opened in 1999/2000 as a provisional solution for displaced Kosovo Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians. Despite the construction of two apartment blocks, some families still reside in the former camp.
Through the lives of camp residents, the documentary "Never Back Home" (Nachi Palem Khere) highlights the problems that the community faces and how their human rights are violated on a regular basis.
The 55-minute documentary was produced by the award-winning filmmaker and resident of Plemetina/Plemetin, Sami Mustafa, and will be shown in five towns across Kosovo organised by the NGO Balkan Sunflowers, implementing partner in this project.
As part of its mandate, the OSCE Mission in Kosovo promotes human rights, including the return and reintegration of displaced persons.
Media are invited to the premiere of the documentary on Monday, 18 October, from at 20.00 in the ODA Theatre. Ambassador Werner Almhofer, the Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, will present the film.