Battle in the Balkans
Saturday, May 27, 2017 7:00 pm
Event hosted by: Lorik Cana Foundation
Event hosted by: APEN
On October 14, 2014 the two Eastern European countries of Albania and Serbia faced off on the soccer field in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. With Albanian fans not permitted to attend the game due to purported safety concerns, the stadium full of Serbian fans echoed racist chants and death threats. Tensions rose to a boil when a drone carrying an Albanian flag flew above the players and onto the pitch. Angered fans rushed the field, attacking the Albanian players, forcing the match to end. A history of political tensions, war and genocide is explored as we follow the journey of the Albanian National Team on their first EURO cup appearance.
This is a special event that will feature a private screening, a live Q&A with the star of the film and National Team Hero, Lorik Cana.