Kenedi, Lost and Found

Technical data
26 min, dv cam

After his participation in Kenedi Goes Back Home, Kenedi Hasani decides to illegally go to EU countries where his father, mother, brothers, and sisters still are. During one of his illegal crossings of the Hungarian-Austrian border in 2003, he is captured by the border police and spends a couple of months in a refugee camp. Then he manages to escape to Austria, and then on to Germany and Holland. Žilnik meets up with him in Vienna in January 2005 at a screening of Kenedi Goes Back Home at the University of Vienna. The documentary recounts Kenedi’s experience of his two-year refugee status and witnesses his return to Serbia. The protagonist decides to build a house in Novi Sad, because the other members of his family are in the “process of readmission” and will be arriving soon. The film was made in three days, with no budget.


Written and directed by: Želimir Žilnik
Camera: Želimir Žilnik
Edited by: Marko Cvejić

Cast: Kenedi Hasani, Denis Ajeti

Production: Terra film, Novi Sad

Photographs from the film