Indiras Tagebuch

Indira's Diary

'Slowly I'm losing myself,' wrote Indira Berisha in her diary on the 19th of April 1999 whilst sitting in a tent in the Stenkovac refugee camp in Macedonia. Indira is one refugee amongst tens of thousands fleeing the conflict in Kosovo. A few pages later she writes, 'I asked myself, if it was possible to touch the soul, would the soul feel anything?' The documentary film Indira's Diary tells the story of Indira Berisha, who fled Kosovo during the first days of the NATO bombing campaign and faithfully documented every step of her journey in her diary. The film follows Indira as she returns to her home town in search of her missing father whilst also exploring the world of brutality, humiliation and loss of identity as a refugee which she describes in her diary. The present day reality of her return and the memories documented in her diary combine to convey a story of expulsion, flight to Kosovo and homecoming.
Technical Data
Running time: 88
Format: 35mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby Stereo
Language spoken: Albanian
Subtitles: German, English
Production year: 2000
Writer(s): Eduard Erne
Cinematography: Harald Schmuck
Editing: Joachim Wölcken
Producer: Eduard Erne
Producers: Lukas Stepanik, Eduard Erne, Margarita Seguy
Production company
Schlösselgasse 22/6
1080 Vienna
tel:+43 676 706 90 62
Karisma Filmproduktion (D), F for Film (F)