Oscar-nominated Short Film Shok To Screen At Clark University

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  • Worcester, MA-CT (1888PressRelease) February 17, 2016 - Worcester residents have the chance to step inside the Kosovo War with a screening of the Oscar-nominated short film Shok at Clark University this Saturday. Worcester is one of the cities among Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC that has gotten the wonderful opportunity to have this screening, sponsored by the Sociology department.

    The screening is this weekend, Saturday Feb 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Jefferson 320 at the Jefferson Academic Center of Clark University. Although no tickets are required for this event, everyone should RSVP on the event's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/567849930042829. For more information, you can visit http://teamalbanians.com/shok.

    Shok is a UK and Kosovo co-production, released in 2015. It is the first ever Albanian Oscar-nominated film. It is written and directed by Jamie Donoughue, based on true events during the Kosovo War. The Kosovo War was a war fought between the KLA and Serbia. The intervention of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ultimately resolved the conflict, and stopped the ethnic cleansing or the genocide of Albanians in the region. The critical reception for the short film has been significantly positive, with the Examiner describing it as "superb and shining." Since its release, it has bagged 11 wins, and 2 nominations. Shok looks at the lives of two 12-year-old boys after the war breaks out in 1998. The conflict fills the boys' existence with violence and fear, forcing them to make choices that threaten not only their community but their families too.

    The screening is open to everyone in the community, and all Clark University parking lots can be used by the Worcester public since it is a Saturday.

    If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Deni Hoxha at 508-656-7203 or email at info ( @ ) teamalbanians dot com.

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