• “Truth never damages a cause that is just.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

  • “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” ― William Faulkner

  • “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

  • “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” ― Rick Warren

  • “If you don’t deal with the past, the past deals with you.” ― Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson

  • “We have to know the truth about the past to discover out future.” ― Patti Callahan Henry

  • “When the uncertain future becomes the past, the past in turn becomes uncertain.” ― Mohsin Hamid

  • “The present grows within the boundaries of the past.” ― Simon Van Booy

  • “It may be possible to forget our past but our past is not going to forget us.” ― Francesca Marciano

  • “We may be living past and future lives at the same time we are living this one.” ― Doug Dillon

  • “…You cannot successfully navigate the future unless you keep always framed beside it a small clear image of the past.” ― Jan Struther

ABOUT

"PEOPLE AND MEMORIES TALK"

NARATIVE FILM DOCUMENTARY

The victims of the last war in Kosovo have yet to find redress in political, economic or social terms. They stand in total chaos and deserve more dignity considering their sufferings during the war. They currently are viewed as a marginalized part of society. Due to the current situation, the victims feel alone, forgotten and without respect to their fate. At the same time, the victims are noncooperative in the processes of democratization and reconciliation.

Project “People and Memories Talk” aims to comfortably construct a general social understanding and importance of documentation of individual and collective war stories, contribution to historiography through individual stories, respond to victim’s needs, understand and empathize with people which physically or materially victimized and raise awareness among society and institutional representatives to enable efforts to find missing persons and bring to justice perpetrators who of crimes.

Of all popular media, television illustrates the power of mass communication to inform, educate and influence the public. Documentary films have grown in popularity and impact, affecting social and political change, as well as introducing audiences to campaigns, ideas and individuals. Since dealing with the past and transitional justice is such a sensitive process to post-war societies, Integra aims to use media, visual documentation and creative approaches to collect true memories of victims of the latest war and post war in Kosovo 1997-2003.

Also, through the project Narrative Documentary Films “People and Memories Talk” Integra intents to use visual documentation, chronological and constructive storytelling, and web platforms to collect true memories of victims in order to provide a lasting resource for human rights activists, advocacy and watchdog groups, policy makers, researchers, and content creators.

Integra has managed to produce a considerable number (59) of Narrative Documentary Films (production continues) with stories of Kosovo victims from different ethnicities. The broadcasting of Narrative Documentary Films “People and Memories Talk” started on October 29th 2012 in KTV (Koha Vision – national TV in Kosovo), and from this date this media product is broadcast every Monday, at 22:20h.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE

  • Contribution to Dealing with a Past and Transitional Justice process in Kosovo and ex-Yugoslavia
  • Promotion of Human Rights and Freedom of Speech
  • Documentation and Publication of true war stories of Kosovo Victims from different ethnic backgrounds
  • Empowering Kosovo victims in peace and trust building processes in Kosovo
  • Contributing in Collective Memory and Truth Finding in Kosovo
  • Improve inter-ethnic coexistence and integration of marginalized communities
  • Social and cultural inclusion of Kosovo minorities
  • Raising awareness of Kosovo society and governmental structures for importance of Dealing with a Past and Transitional Justice
  • Provide reliable resources for human rights, advocacy and watchdog groups, academia, policy makers, researchers, and content creators.

    PROJECT PARTNERS

    • RBF-logo_color_left
    • partner5
    • logo - KTV
    • Logo We&Associates WEB Gigi
    • Logo Roll Production WEB Gigi
    • Logo CRDP
    • SDC_CMYK_hoch_pos
    • donator1
    • UNWOMEN 1
    • KFOS - Soros
    • LOGO EDA_CMYK_hoch_pos_EN - Swiss

    PROJECT TEAM

    • Producer and Film Director: Kushtrim Koliqi
    • Assistant Director: Korab Krasniqi
    • Interviewer: Besart Sllamniku
    • Cameramans: Alban Gashi, Besart Ujkani, Arbër Cakolli
    • Video Editing: Genc Berisha, Kreshnik Haxhidauti, Veton Berisha
    • Post-Production: Faton Hasan
    • Sound: Gent Sahatqija
    • Light Designer: Skender Latifi
    • Stage Technician: Bedri Maloku
    • Integra’s Team: Pleurat Bytyqi, Blerina Hoxha, Florina Lutfiu, Emel Ajdini

    PUBLICATIONS

    • Youth and Diversity in Europe – OFEU 2012

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    • Truth Telling in Kosovo – Which Way Now – An Empirical Research

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    • Transcripts – English – People and Memrories Talk – Integra

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    • I Want to be Heard – Memory Book

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    • DwP Presentation – INTEGRA NGO

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    • A Conceptual Framework for Dealing with a Past – Swiss Peace

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    Terms & Conditions

    Terms and Conditions
    The Narrative Documentary Films “People and Memories Talk” are subject to copyrights owned by the Non-Governmental Organization Integra. Any reproduction, use or republication of all or a part of these documentaries is prohibited, unless expressly NGO Integra has given prior consent.

    Names, service marks and logos of Non-Governmental Organization Integra and/or project partners/donors that appear in video products and/or the website cannot be used for the advertisement or publicity without prior written permission from Non-Governmental Organizations Integra and project partners/donors.

    Disclaimer
    These products/publications are responsibility and property of Non-Governmental Organization Integra and in no way can be considered as donors or partners attitude.
    Non-Governmental Organization Integra takes no responsibility for personal stories and opinions presented in productions of narrative documentary films.

    Rules and Guidelines
    Non-Governmental Organization Integra is pleased to offer space for comments, discussion and social media interaction. The use of offensive language and insults is prohibited. Insults and banal use of words will result in immediate exclusion from commenting. Integra holds the rights to publish or not to a particular comment. The content of the comments does not reflect the attitude of the Non-Governmental Organization Integra nor the donors who have supported this project.