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Armando lulaj
Recapitulation
Film expérimental | hdv, HDV | couleur et n&b | 13'0'' | Albanie / Italie | 2015
On December 23, 1957, at 11:10 AM, a US Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star aircraft flown by Major Howard J. Curran left Chateauroux, France, heading for Naples, Italy. Above Turin, the aircraft radio failed and after hitting bad weather with strong winds, the plane veered off its flight path to end up, by mistake, in the sovereign airspace of the People`s Republic of Albania. At 1:28 PM, the intruder was intercepted by the Albanian Air Force Command, which instantly ordered two MiG-15 fighter jets to take off and identify it. By 3:50 PM, the fighters reported that they had spotted the intruder in the area around Rinas Airport, flying at 500-650 km/hr at an altitude of 150-200 m. Prompt countermeasures were taken. The airplane was forced to land and, to keep it from taking off again, the airport was locked down.
Born in 1980 in Tirana, Albania, Armando Lulaj is a writer of plays, texts on risk territory, film author, and producer of conflict images, orientated toward accentuating the border between economical power, fictional democracy and social disparity in a global context. Exhibitions include the Prague Biennial (2003; 2007), Tirana Biennial (2005), 4th Gothenburg Biennale (2007), the 6th Berlin Biennial (2010), the 63rd Berlinale International Film Festival (2013) and the 56th Venice Biennale - Albanian Pavilion (2015).