Original Title: Msitnia
English Title: Matchmaking
Estimated Length: 70 min
Director: Genc Mehmeti & Dren Berisha
Screenplay: Genc Mehmeti
Producer: Kastriot Jahaj
Production Company: In Motion, Kosovo
The documentary film Msitnia (Matchmaking) will address the phenomenon of traditional matchmaking of Albanians in Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia. Although not based on formal statistics the traditional matchmaking is believed to be enormous.
Mediators make the deal of matchmaking with the parents of the potential couple, but the boy and the girl who are subject of this deal they are not asked about their will. We have found out that this method of matchmaking violates basic human rights especially women. According to sociologists this is considered as one of the most primitive forms of matchmaking. The mediators tend to proclaim this method of matchmaking as a very successful method, and people united by this method they have less chances of getting divorced.
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