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Freed in Search of Freedom

Nafi Çegrani (74 years old), former employee of the Yugoslav secret service, UDB. After some conflicts with important people of this service, he tends to leave this service.
On a feigned case, in 1981, Nafiu was imprisoned without any real facts.
After many challenges, Nafiu manages to get out of prison, but has not yet been acquitted. His fight continues!

  • Merita Çegrani
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  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Language:
    Albanian, Macedonian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm, format Sony
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Tetova
Director Biography - Merita Çegrani

Merita Çegrani born in 1999, lives in Chegrane, a village in the municipality of Gostivar, North Macedonia.
Merita completed primary school in her hometown, than she continued the middle school in Gostivar.
Merita is grown with television world; her family used to have their own televisive programme. Here she found the love for Dramatic Arts, especially for editing, which one she is studying now at University of Tetova.
As a student Merita has some her own student projects:
- Short movies written/directed/edited by Merita Çegrani:
When the Night is Dark (2019)
A Repeated Story (2019)
The Diagnosis (2019)
Freed in Search of Freedom (2021) - short documentary film
- The projects only as editor:
A Lonely Earth (2020) - short documentary film
The Quarantine (2021) - short film

As an important thing to mention, Merita is still studying as a hardworking student in department of Film & TV Editing, whose biggest dream and aim is to reach the heaviest steps of her profession.
Merita's motto is: Art per progress. :)

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