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FEMART 2th Edition

International Women Artists and Activists Festival

The second edition was organised at the highest cultural institution in Kosovo – respectively at National Theatre of Kosovo during 27-31st of May, 2014.
This year’s edition was very special due to the fact that we have financed Premiere productions (performances, exhibitions, book promotions and publishings) of young and talented Kosovo and regional artists on the topics of Sexuality, Dealing with the past, VAW and LBGT rights.
The programme of the festival also included but wasn’t limited to topics such as: Human rights, Reproductive health and sexuality, GBV, Transitional justice in the Balkans, women empowerment, Sexual violence during the war, regional cooperation etc.

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The festival also became part of the national initiative for Solidarity fund for Floods in the region (Serbia, BiH and Croatia) by selling bags and T-Shirts with festival logo and collecting all the funds for the solidarity Fund.


Contents of the program of Femart 2014: 1 Premiere Performance, 2 Premiere stage readings, 2 Exhibitions, 2 Workshops, 1 Book promotion, 2 Theatre performances, 2 Concerts, 5 Short Films, 5 Documentary Films, Website Promotion, Presentations and discussions on activism and art in the region, 1 web page launching, 1 Poetry session and  5 After parties .

During the five days of the festival, there were over 150 artists and activists (women and men) from Kosovo, Serbia, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Canada, France that were involved through their activities and projects.

The festival was attended by: 2,000 people

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Opening the festival

Premiere of theatrical performance”To the Rose in Elbasan”

By Arta Gashi and Fikrete Miftari

Presentation ”Remembering Mother”

By Besa Neziri Rugova – Fashion Designer and Saranda Bogujevci – Curator from Kosovo, Great Britain and USA

Exhibition premiere ”You don’t kill a Woman this way”

By Suzana Varvriča Kuka and artists: Suzana Varvriča Kuka, Greta Dhaskali Lami from Albania, Marta Zadrima from Montenegro and Gai le Japon from Canada.

Cocktail party and music

By Oda Halili

Workshop of making jewellery ”EXPLORE – DREAM – DISCOVER”

By Natasa Ljubinkovič from Serbia

Book promotion and panel discussion: author Anisa Ismajli ”Moments”

Panelist Ilire Zajmi Rugova and interpreters Shengyl Ismajli, Armend Ismajli, Dardana Mehmeti and Fitore Broqi

Theatrical performance”COMME MOI, LE PLAF” from Macedonia

By director Natasa Poplavska, actress Elena Moshe, music FOLTIN and Producer Art Media and National Theatre Bitola

After party with music

By Aounde Le Pape from France

Workshop of making jewellery ”EXPLORE – DREAM – DISCOVER”

By Natasa Ljubinkovič from Serbia

Special presentation of five short films made by Kosovo women

Directors: ”Balcony” by Lendita Zeqiraj, ”Tailor” by Arlinda Morina, ”Amel” by More Raca, ”She comes in Spring” by Antoneta Kastrati and ”The three of us” by Blerta Basholli

Theatrical performance ”Mothers and Daughters”

By director Rozi Kostani, artistic director Suela Konjari, author Aleksander Mardan, actresses Valina Mucolli and Egzona Ademi and produced by Metropol Theatre in Albania

After party with music

By Agnes Nokshiqi

Workshop ”Healing Theatre”

From North Macedonia, by Natasa Poplavska

Launching of the Kosovo Oral History Initiative Website and Presentation of five short films

By Igballe Rogova from Kosovo Women’s Network and Dr. Anna Di Lellio from The New School US; discussion panelists: Dr. Anna Di Lellio, Kaltrina Krasniqi – Film Director and Nicole Fransworth from Kosovo Women’s Network

Presentation of film docmentaries

Balkan Femmes Docs at the Main Stage, ”SEX” by Kaltrina Krasniqi from Kosovo, ”SkaNdal” by Elton Baxhaku & Erjona Cami from Albania, ”Stigma” by Blerta Zeqiri from Kosovo and ”Tough Bones” by Gordana Simonovič Veljekovič from Serbia

Stage reading of author and director Arjeta Ajeti ”American Dream or Balkan Nightmare

With actors: Arjeta Ajeti, Arben Kastrati, Rebeka Qena, Lulzim Bucolli, Arbnesha Grabovci Nixha, Fiona Gllavica, Florist Bajgora and Alban Zogaj

After party music

Was by Lura Elezi from Albania

Presentations and discussions on “Activism and Art in the region”

With activists from Kosovo, Serbia, Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina: CURE, AKT WOMEN, IMPLUS, Dera e Hapur, Centar Za Pravnu pomoč ženama.

Exhibition & concert “Borders” nga Ana Čurćin – Act Women / Serbi

”Feminist Poetry”

Selected by Shpetim Selmani and interpreters Safete Rogova, Melihate Qena and Vlora Nikqi

After party with musical performance

By Edona Vatoci – Piano, Vocal and Guitar

Stage reading of the ”Vagina Monologues”

Of author Eve Ensler and directed by Burbuqe Berisha

Presentation of the film documentary “Exclusive An Unpunished Crime that Speaks”

By Valdete Osmani from Albania and a song “The silence of the Song” by Eliza Hoxha from Kosovo.

Cocktail party with music

By Oda Haliti

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