Remembering the Others

In the film Remembering the Others (46', 2015) 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.

  • Ana Čigon
    Director
  • Ana Čigon
    Writer
  • Ana Čigon
    Producer
  • Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina - Kosovo
    Producer
  • City Gallery Ljubljana
    Producer
  • Qëndresë Deda, Dardan Zhegrova, Linda Gusia, Majlinda Hoxha, Erëmirë Krasniqi, Vjollca Krasniqi, Lura Limani, Nita Luci, Hana Qena and Vesa Qena.
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Remembering the Others
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    45 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Slovenia
  • Country of Filming:
    Kosovo
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 22nd Memory Module, International Theater Festival MESS
    Sarajevo
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    April 27, 2017
  • Cineffable
    Paris
    France
    October 29, 2016
    France Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Jesenska filmska šola, Slovenian Cinematheque
    Ljubljana
    Slovenia
    October 18, 2016
  • Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art
    Pristine
    Kosovo
    August 28, 2016
  • 19th Slovene Film Festival
    Portorož
    Slovenia
    September 14, 2016
    Slovene Theatre Premiere
  • Festival Novih
    Slavnoski Brod
    Croatia
    September 10, 2016
    Croatian Premiere
  • Balkan Film Food Festival
    Pogradec
    Albania
    August 5, 2016
    Albanian Premiere
    Selected for Competition
  • South-East European Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    May 28, 2016
    German Premiere
    Selected for Competition
  • KC Tobacna 001
    Ljubljana
    Slovenia
    December 15, 2015
    Slovene Premiere
  • Roma Cinema DOC
    Rome, Italy
    Italy
    November 4, 2015
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ana Čigon


Ana Čigon (1982) is an artist from Slovenia that mainly works in video, film and performance. She received a BA in Painting and Master Degree in Video at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design. She also received an MA in Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design Linz (Kunstuniversität Linz) in Austria.
Her documentary films mostly deal with feminist and social issues. Beside the production of documentary films she is also a video artist for theater and an active contemporary visual artist. She presents her works in solo and group exhibitions in Slovenia and internationally and received awards and nominations for her video works.

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Director Statement

Her work is mostly related to the exploration of the self - subjectivity and its social, historic and political construction. In her last projects she is dealing with feminist topics, focusing on the issue of underrepresentation of women in the art world and the importance of the re-evaluation of the ways of historisation of art.