|The (divided) sons of America by Sokol Balla|
Director: Sokol Balla
As with all nations whose renneaissance happened during XX century, Albania also depended very much on its diaspora in the United States. many representatives of the Albanian diaspora in the US, played a huge role before and after the proclamation of independence and they are idolized in Albania in generations. But as with all great people, in their daily lives they not always were driven by great principles. Greed, competition, struggle for power and revenge often influenced them and dictated they interrelations, in a time when unity was needed most. This documentary represents some unseen documents and footage, by shading some light into the grey zones of the personality of some Albanian big names of history.
Sokol Balla born on 7 May 1973. Host In “Radio Tirana” Programmes. First Experiences In The Newly Liberated Printed Press. Journalist At The News Department At National Public Television Of Albania. Journalist At The Patriot Ledger News Paper, Massachusets. Communications Director And Spokesman At The “Democratic Party In Albania”. Editor At Gazeta Shqiptare Newspaper. Editor At Koha Jone Newspaper. Freelance Reporter At The “Associated Press”. Correspondent And Producer In Albania For“Cnn International”. Corresponent At“Illyria”,Newspaper, New York Daily Based And Correspondent Of “Youth Balcans Agency”. Co-Founder Of “Klan” Magazine And Editor. Producer And Journalist At “Bbc World Service” In London. News Director At “Klan” Television. Director Of Comunications At The “Albanian Mobile Communitacion”. Columnist At “Korrieri” News Paper And “Klan”Magazine. News Director At Top Channel Television . Host And Director At “Top Story” Programme Top Channel. Host And Director “Sokol Balla Live ”, Programme At Top Albania Radio.Winner Of “Scoop Of The Year 1995”, Soros Award; Winner Of Best Cultural Feature 1996 Velija Foundation Award; Winner Of Best Cultural Feature 1997 Velija Foundation; Winner Of Best Feature 1998 – Soros Award; Medal Of Recognition – Ministry Of Defence – 2003; Winner Of Leadership Award For Exeptional Merits On Media Contribution – 2007; Personality Of The Year For Tirana Municipality, 2008; Winner Of Best Tv Host And Moderator 2010 – 2011, Radio And Tv Independent Academy; Personality Of The Year 2011 For Media, Tirana Observer Newspaper