Is it better here or there / A ësthë më mirë këtu apo atje?

country, year Ti je bolj vsec tu ali tamKosovo/Switzerland, 2013


running time

directed by
Elena Avdija

French, Albanian


The film weaves together the stories of four young adults born in Kosovo and raised in Switzerland. Relying on the use of the director’s personal archives from before and after the war, it explores the delicate position between past and present that characterizes young adults of immigrant descent. 

Photo_Elenaabout the author
Elena Avdija, born on June 14th, 1987 in Prishtina. Kosovar and Swiss Nationalities. Master in Documentary directing, Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA Sup)/ ENS Cachan/ ENC, PARIS. Master in Sociology, Ecole Normale Supérieure, PARIS.

Filmography: JOUER LE MAL(in production), L’ART EN JEU (in post-production), A ësthë më mirë këtu apo atje? (2013)

festivals, awards (selection)
Best short documentary Award – FerFilm Fest 2013, Ferizaj, Kosovo; Tirana International Film Festival 2013, Albania; Festival international de l’image animée 2014, Brest, France; Belgrade Festival of Documentary and Short Film 2015.