Albanian

Lediona Zharku

The Beginning of Tired Thrift

CHANNEL The Beginning of Tired Thrift A film by Alissa Xhixhabesi Back to CHANNEL Lediona Zharku (23) and Elona Zharku (22) are Kosovar-American business owners born and raised in Queens, NY.  Being lovers of thrift stores and vintage fashion, they began selling second-hand clothing at Artist & Flees market in Brooklyn which eventually led to them …

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Iliria

In the Studio Iliria Brooklyn

CHANNEL Studio Iliria Brooklyn This film by Alissa Xhixhabesi takes us inside the studio of Danielle Krasniqi, we learn about her background and how it all started with quilting, processes, ideas, and what inspires her creativity. Danielle Krasniqi was interviewed by Alissa Xhixhabesi at her apartment studio in Brooklyn, New York, in August 2022. Back …

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Arbëreshë Oral Storytelling with George Richard Manus

George Manus, 85, and his brother Ronald, 87, (family’s original name was Minici) are the last living relatives in the family that have memories of the Arbëreshë language and stories, songs, and old passed-down refrains or sayings from their grandparents who were born in Vaccarizzo Albanese, also known as Vakarici, in Calabria, and immigrated to America.