THREE WINDOWS AND A HANGING
Sunday, March 29 | 7:00 PM
Directed by Isa Qosja
Kosovo | 2014 | 94 min. | Albanian with English subtitles
In Kosovo's very first submission to the Academy Awards' best foreign film category, a village schoolteacher is driven by her conscience to give an interview to an international journalist, during which she admits that she and three other women from the village were raped by Serbian soldiers. When the village's men find out that she was the one who spoke to the journalist, they start a hate campaign against her and her son. An estimated 20,000 women and girls were raped by Serbian forces during the war in Kosovo in the late 1990s, but most victims have remained silent to avoid attracting shame and blame in a deeply conservative, patriarchal culture.
Speaker: Shengiyl Osmani, a a Fullbright Scholar at UMass Boston and a graduate of American University in Kosovo.