A group of ping-pong players in Kosovo are training to reach their goal of participating in the Olympics, but are struggling to find a location where they can practice regularly. As they move their equipment to various locations around town, their journey reflects the real-life struggles many of them have faced as a result of war.
Samir Karahoda began working as a photographer in 1992. In 2003 he completed his photography studies at the Academy of Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. In addition to his work as a photographer, he is also a cinematographer, tutor and curator of the short film program at the Documentary and Short Film Festival DokuFest. His documentary short film "In Between" was his directorial debut, which in 2019 had its world premiere at the Berlinale.
Displaced (Pa vend) was his second short film which in 2021 premiered at Official Competition at Festival de Cannes where was awarded with EFA nomination for European Film Awards 2021. Among others Displaced, won IMDb Pro short cuts award as best short film at Toronto International Film Festival, best nonfiction at Sundance Film Festival. In 2019 Karahoda was awarded with Annual Cinematography Award from Ministry of Culture of Kosovo. He is also a member of European Film Academy.
Director: Samir Karahod
Producer: Eroll Bilibani
Screenplay: Samir Karahoda
Cast: Jeton Mazreku, Ermegan Kazazi, Rifat Rifati