SONG FOR A LOST COUNTRY
Bernard Lortat Jacob, Helene Delaporte
France / 2006 / 68'
The “Lost Country” is Tchameria in the northern part of modern day Greece, which Muslim Albanians had to leave after the war. A land which is both sung of and mourned with deep nostalgia in Albania. The film follows Shaban Zeneli, an Albanian singer visiting Tchameria and expressing his nostalgia in song with his companions.
Bernard Lortat Jacob
Is one of the most famous ethnomusicologist of Europe. He conducted research particulary in Sardinia, Marocco, Albania e Romania. He has published many books, articles and traditional music discs.
Phd student at the University of Paris X-Nanterre.