lexlincecum said: Heyyy I can I get a summary on this movie??
BESA: The Promise is the never-before-told story of Albania – a small European country which opened its borders to shelter Jewish refugees, even as it endured a brutal Nazi occupation. It’s witnessed through the prism of two men joined together in a remarkable and unexpected quest: Norman H. Gershman, a renowned Jewish-American photographer determined to record the bravery and compassion of the Albanians; and Rexhep Hoxha, a Muslim-Albanian toy shop owner who sets out to return three precious books to the last surviving member of the Jewish family his father sheltered sixty years before. When these two men meet, an extraordinary and utterly unexpected personal drama is set in motion – one that bridges generations and religions…uniting fathers and sons…Muslims and Jews.
You can find more information about the film on our website.
Johanna Neumann was nine years old when her family escaped from Nazi Germany to seek refuge in Albania. They spent six years there and survived the war thanks to a number of Muslim families who sheltered them along the way.
Neumann’s is one of many stories featured in Besa: The Promise, a documentary inspired by Albania’s too-often forgotten efforts to shelter Jews during the Holocaust. Learn more here.
guximtaria said: faleminderit per ket faqe te mrekullushme. pershendetje!
Faleminderit për vizitën!
"They took such a big risk to hide us, because it began to be very dangerous in Tirana. Even if it cost them their lives, they simply extended their hearts."
~ Rina Mandil Nahum, on being rescued in Albania during the Holocaust by the Veseli Family
sheikhhspeare said: Hi! I am albanian myself and thank you so much for revealing this unknown piece of history. Great job! I would jut like to ask you how's there no movie to watch it online, why don't you just put it up! :)
Hello, and thanks for writing. The film is currently in a festival run while we look for a distributor. The next step is to get it into theatres, then it will go to broadcast, and finally it becomes available for streaming and DVDs. Keep your fingers crossed someone decides to distribute the film soon. We want the world to see it!