Nicole Slezak

Nicole Slezak (Kosovo Women’s Network): Nicole received her BA in communication studies and political science from the University of California, Los Angeles In 2007. During this time she studied abroad in the Czech Republic on a National Security Education Program scholarship. At the time of her fellowship, Nicole was studying for a Master’s Degree in Security Studies with a focus on International Security at Georgetown University.

Women, the Forgotten Face of War

08 Jun

On Wednesday night, the KWN held a screening of the documentary “Women, the Forgotten Face of War,” at the Oda Theatre in Prishtina. The documentary producers, Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir were in Prishtina to present the film and make comments after its screening. The film begins during the 1999 war in Kosovo and follows the stories of several Kosovar women. The documentary gives these women a voice in order to share what occurred during the war and meets with them again to continue their story several years after the war. In addition to the presence of Susan and Greta, two of the women from the film–Sevdie Ahmeti (a human rights activist who opened a shelter for women in Prishtina) and Nafie (a girl who pursued her dreams of attending the university after the war)–were also present at the screening. I will be writing an article about the film for the KWN newsletter that will be published at the end of June. I also filmed and present here Susan and Greta’s comments after the film regarding their motivation for making the documentary. Susan and Greta are speaking, while the executive director of the Kosova Women’s Network (Igo Rogova) is translating into Albanian.

Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir Speaking on their Motivation for the Film, “Women, the Forgotten Face of War”

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Posted By Nicole Slezak

Posted Jun 8th, 2007