BESA: THE PROMISE
Dir. Rachel Goslins (89min, USA, 2012)
Albanian, English and Hebrew with English Subtitles
Director Rachel Goslins, Film subject Johanna Neumann, and Producers Jason Williams, Bill Morgan, Christine Romero expected.
One Albanian man’s quest brings three men together in a journey that transcends borders, time and religion. Besa: The Promise reveals the little-known story of the Albanian Muslims who took Jews into their homes during WWII and saved thousands of lives. It is a true tale about exploration and discovery, Muslims and Jews, fathers and sons, faith and healing.
Special Jury Prize, 13th Festival of Albanian Film
Co-presented by the Albanian-American Academy
Co-presented by The Generation After
The Producers gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities