Remembering the Others
In the film Remembering the Others students, artists, theoreticians and activists from Prishtina, Kosovo talk about the meaning of monuments. The film deals with socio-political background of public monuments, and researches the reasons why portraying women in them is usually omitted. The film then expands its research to other groups of people and historic events that are omitted in public monuments. It gives an explanation of how and why the erection of many monuments are politically motivated and how collective memory of events is shaped also through monuments. The film epilogue opens way to ideas about what kind of monuments the interviewees from Prishtina want for the future.
Remembering the Others states that if the (hi)stories of marginalized groups are hushed, and the (hi)stories that have visibility are not questioned, the result will always be a misleading sense of normality. A status quo that creates a platform that gives certain groups the push to the top positions and to the other groups the push to oblivion, all accompanied by a deceptive sense of fairness and normality.
Director: Ana Čigon