THE DEMOLITION OF THE EIFFEL TOWER
IN ALBANIAN, WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Tonight, starting from 20:00h, we will livestream in our Facebook page Qendra Multimedia’s production “The Demolition of the Eiffel Tower” by Jeton Neziraj, directed by: Blerta Neziraj, with actors: Shengyl Ismaili, Adrian Morina, Ernest Malazogu e Armend Smajli.
In a contemporary urban landscape, we follow the weird story of a European, who is kidnapped by two Islamic terrorists because he insists on removing burkas from the heads of Muslim women in Paris. Meanwhile, as if in a fairy tale from the past, in a parallel story, an Ottoman soldier is ordered by the Sultan to distribute burkas to recently- converted Balkan women. The Demolition of the Eiffel Tower is an alternative to the mainstream media’s fixation on the burka; the play opens discourse on the most substantive issue – to know and understand the drama of the other.
“Two parallel destinies for which the themes of physical love, nakedness and Muslim religion are entwined together. A joyous text in which are found burlesque scenes, such as the one in which the two terrorists shown as true jihadists buffoons interrupt a theatre performance, much more gruesome ones, such as an episode of torture in Pakistan, women’s monologues about the wearing of the veil, as well as Osman’s more courteous tale when he meets Maria and discovers love.”
(Gilles Boulan, Le Billet des Auteurs de Théâtre)
This show was produced by Qendra Multimedia in 2013. Since than, beside in Kosovo, it has been also shown in France, Italy, Croatia, Slovakia, Czech, Macedonia, Poloand, Serbia, Albania and Rumania.