1 x 25 minute documentary for Al Jazeera English ‘Witness’
Three years ago Beta’s brother killed another boy in her village in northern Albania triggering a blood vendetta against her family.
Whilst her brother was sent to prison by the Albanian courts, the threat of revenge against the family remains due to widespread belief in a 15th century code known as the ‘Kanun’. This alternative justice system maintains murder must be avenged in order to restore family honour.
After the murder, Beta’s father fled to London where he hopes to seek asylum, leaving Beta and her sister confined to the family home for their protection.
She’s growing increasingly frustrated by her restricted movements, which has also prevented her going to school. The only hope now is that her father will be granted asylum and she and her sister can escape their own prison sentence.
Producer / Director / Camera / Location Sound
Associate Producer / Research
Translator / Production Assistant
Transcriptions / Translations
Music and Sound Mix
The Kalaj Family
Senior Producer for Al Jazeera English
Commissioning Editor / Executive Producer for Al Jazeera English
A Key Pictures Production for Al Jazeera English © 2017.