A day not to cast an evil eye on!
Nobody can tell me that October 10th of this year wasn’t a unique day: those that have a calendar saw three 10s one after the other that, if it weren’t for the 2 in the middle, would have served as a very good binary description of the way that technology is “leading” today. For those that didn’t notice it, wait for November 11th of next year: we got something!
Despite the ruined binary trip, the 2 in this date could not weaken the role of technology in presenting various events that happened around the world on this date. "One Day on Earth," a project that aims at creating a media event where thousands of representatives from 192 countries would film and document the 24 hours of the 10.10.2010 day so that different voices of the world would echo together in harmony, included Kosovo as well. With the engagement of Kosovo 2.0, Kosovo became part of this worldly project with a video that presents a forgotten treasure in one of the villages of Kosovo.
With the eye of Yll Çitaku and the goose bumps that the music of Armend Xhaferri entices, we decided to document an old tradition of the Terbesh people of Kosovo that live in Lubinë i Ulët, a village at the foot of the Sharri mountains and very near to Prizren. "Nusja jonë – Our Bride" is the name of the song that accompanies the video documentary with the same name about the amazing tradition of beautifying the brides the way only Terbesh know how: on the day of their wedding, the face of every girl is painted on and traditional clothes and ornaments are put on her so that the evil eye is prevented.
With zeal and a sadness in her face, Mrs. Adile continues her complex job of beautifying, a job that she does every summer for the brides of the village. As the last bearer of this beautiful tradition, her concern comes from the fear that this art might disappear together with her. Actually, if we look at it with attention, she has every reason to be sad: on 10.10.2010 similar designs are done in Photoshop!