The Albanian Code
The unknown story about rescuing thousands of Jewish refugees in Albania in WWII. Annie Altaratz goes with her daughters to thank her rescuers, who saved her bound by the Albanian moral code. Annie meets the son of her savior, goes to a school to thank the Albanians, takes her daughters to the forest where they crossed from Yugoslavia. In the National Archive she discovers material relating to the overall story of rescue by the Albanian people and it's leadres. Finally she is invited to the palace of Prince Leka II and thanks him and all Albanians.
Moving from one surprise to another with unique archival footage and many moving scenes. Finally, the Albanians receive, the appreciation they deserve. Thus, becoming a model to the entire world. It carries a universal message of human values and compassion.
Director: Yael Katzir
Producer: Yael KatzirCo Producer: Gady Castel
Production Company: Katzir Productiona
Duration: 55 min.
Date of Release: January 27th 2019
Country of Production: Israel
Language: Hebrew, English, Serbian, Croatian
Subtitles: Italian, Albanian
Festivals & Awards
KIMFF June 2020
Albanian National TV, Canadian Broadcasting
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