[Live from the Sandberg Graduation Show 2021]
It's over for now, but not forever. Home Cinema will soon be back with more +++
It's over for now, but not forever. Home Cinema will soon be back with more +++
It's over for now, but not forever. Home Cinema will soon be back with more +++
It's over for now, but not forever. Home Cinema will soon be back with more +++
It's over for now, but not forever. Home Cinema will soon be back with more +++
It's over for now, but not forever. Home Cinema will soon be back with more +++
It's over for now, but not forever. Home Cinema will soon be back with more +++
It's over for now, but not forever. Home Cinema will soon be back with more +++

Welcome to the Program of Home Cinema, streaming live to you from the Sandberg Graduation Show 2021 at Het Hem. You can find out more about this project here.


Gjama Gjama Gjama Gjama Gjama Gjama
Gjama by Zgjim Elshani
  • Screenings
  • Friday, October 8th, 2021—18:00
  • Saturday, October 9th, 2021—13:15
  • Sunday, October 10th, 2021—13:00
  • Gjama
  • by Zgjim Elshani
    • Albania / Kosova / Netherlands, 2021
    • 9 min
    • SQ
  • Zgjim Elshani graduated from Design

“Gjama” is a rarely practiced mourning ritual which was performed by Albanian men throughout the centuries. By shouting specific phrases and acting out a strict choreography, it is a way of paying respect to the deceased but also overcoming grief and pain over the loss of a loved one. Through the documentation of the re-enactment of the ritual, Zgjim Elshani seeks to recover fragments of the practice in the communities where this form of collective grieving is still a way of overcoming loss. By doing so, the project intends to rethink collective grieving and what it means to publicly display emotions in a male-headed society.

Artist Biography

Zgjim Elshani is a designer, researcher, musician, and self-proclaimed emo from Kosovo who is heavily influenced by trash tv, online gossip and obscure trivia. His work attempts to explore the politics of technology and entertainment media, as well as its effects on interpersonal relationships in the face of dystopian futures.

    • Directed by
    • Zgjim Elshani

    • Cinematography by
    • Rron Ismajli

    • 2nd Camera Operator
    • Arber Maloku

    • Camera Assistant
    • Flamur Ahmeti

    • Editing by
    • Tal G

    • Sound by
    • Alban Telaku

    • Boom Operator
    • Nok Selmani

    • Performers
    • Geg Zefi

    • Gjon Kosteri

    • Kol Martini

    • Ndue Fusha

    • Gjon Fiku

    • Sokol Kodra

    • Ndue Deda

    • Kol Zefi

    • Gjelosh Fusha

    • Pale Zefi

    • Pjeter Shytani

    • Prel Toma

    • File Strugaçi

    • Shkelzen Pali

    • Gezim Gilaj

    • Lindita Gilaj

    • Raimonda Sulaj

    • Gjon DukGilaj

    • Kujtim Varfi

    • Nue Shytani

    • Fran Kodra

    • Deda Frani

    • Special Thanks to
    • CHwB Kosovo

    • Gjon Dukgilaj

    • Erëmire Krasniqi

    • Erzen Shkololli

    • Dren Maliqi

    • Pavlin Polia