2018/ 4K/ 16:9/ 20 min.

During one of the last days of the winter two young Kosovar actors find some left over construction material. While dreaming about leaving the country without the visa hassle they decide to take the shattered parts with them. At an abandoned building they start constructing the different parts building their own one-man rocket - while stories from the past are brought up. Both boys decide that the rocket needs to be launched from the top of the highest mountains in Kosovo, the mythical Accursed mountains. After a dreadful hike to the top of the Accursed mountains, one of the boys will be launched into a new future.


2018/ 4K/ 16:9/ 20 min.

TONI: Edlir Gashi
BLERI: Leonit Maloku
D.o.P. : Adonis Krasniqi
Camera assistant: Arbnor Gjinovci
Sound Recording: Muhamet Veseli
Sound Recording assistant: Ilir Veseli
Sound Design: Cesium (Denise Nolten)
Editing: Katja Verheul
Translation: Nol Berisha
Rocket design: National Theatre Pristhina , Katja Verheul
Location scouting in Rugova:
Location scouting in Pristhina: Edlir Gashi & Leonit Maloku

Supported by the Mondriaan Fund, Republic of Kosovo Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and Stroom The Hague.


Katja Verheul (b. 1988 Hilversum (NL)) is a filmmaker and researcher based in Maastricht (NL). She graduated with a BFA in Audio-Visual Arts from Gerrit Rietveld Academie (NL) in 2012 and holds a MFA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University (UK) in 2016. Her research and film projects evolves around performative realities, post-truth and power structures. She is a resident at the Jan van Eyck from 2018-2019. 


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>> NEWS / 2018 <<
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+ July 2018 - Publication Thea Segall (Un)edited for Jan van Eyck inlab - The Art of Forgetting +
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+ Screening Hostiles Sites - part 2 @ Sreendance - 6 till 8th of July 2018 Palazzo Pereira, 224 Republic St in Valletta (MT)as part of Malta, the European Capital of Culture for 2018 +
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+ Opening 26/6/2018, As Clean As It Gets - LOW ENTERTAINMENT@ Arch 5, Bohemia Place, London (UK) +
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+ Screening Where is the riot at? +

International Short Film Festival Hamburg
9 June 2.30pm
Cinema Lampenlager, Hamburg (DE)
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+ Screening HOSTILE SITES - I I @ Agora Arts Circle on the 18/19th of May 2018 in London +
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+ Screening Where is the riot at? - Moving Together, Activism, Art and Education a week with Angela Davis at Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam (NL) on 14 and 15 May 2018 +
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