18th Annual Indy Film Fest - Award Winners

Shorts: The Other Side of History

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Our THE OTHER SIDE OF HISTORY block entertains and educates about the past you may not know about using dramatic stories inspired by true heroic events, authentic documentaries, and even one tall tale you can't read about anywhere because it's not quite true.

In Nazi occupied Albania, Ismail, a poor peasant, is torn between fear for his own safety and that of his family and upholding Besa - the national code of honor which includes taking care of others. As the Nazis close in on his remote hilltop village, Ismail must decide whom he will put first: himself and his family or the two Jewish men he has been protecting from deportation.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    30 minutes
  • Language
    Albanian, German, Hebrew
  • Country
    Albania
  • Premiere
    Indiana
  • Director
    Dhimitër Ismailaj-Valona
  • Screenwriter
    Dhimitër Ismailaj-Valona
  • Producer
    Dyrrachium Production, Erand Sojli, .Dhimitër Ismailaj-Valona
  • Cast
    Arben Bajraktaraj, Erand Sojli, Mehdi Malkaj, Andi Begolli, Delinda Zhupa Disha, Gent Hazizi, Romir Zalla